As a successful Youtube personality, singer and stage actresses, there seems to be no end to Carrie Hope Fletcher‘s talents, and just when I thought I’d seen everything she has to offer – she releases a book!
All I Know Now is a collection of advice pieces about how to grow up gracefully. It’s aimed predominantly towards a teenage audience but can be incredibly useful to any age, particularly if you’re looking for some assurance and inspiration!
Carrie acts as an honorary big sister (or in my case, a much wiser younger sister) as she discusses friendship, school/work and relationships. It’s half memoir and half self-help guide and reads as if you’re talking to your best friend.
For me, it gave me the guidance that I needed to make time for myself, whether it’s to unwind or time to develop my skills. There’s some very important lessons to be learnt from worrying less to taking risks and everything in-between.
One of the best things about this book is that it feels like you’re reading Carrie’s real life journal. Chapters are separated into Acts to reflect her job as Éponine in Les Misérables and her love of theatre. Hand written notes and doodles will also crop up time and time again making it a much more personal read.
All I Know Now is a great guide for anyone looking for the ‘secrets’ to growing up and facing the future. Although it’s aimed mainly for teenagers, there’s a lot to learn in the brilliantly witty and heartfelt chapters no matter how old you are.