For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of McFly; as a child they were my teenage crushes and even now I enjoy reminiscing their awesome music. Soon, I discovered the wonderful Carrie Hope Fletcher on Instagram who starred in Les Miserables in the West End (I completely fan-girled and instantly followed). For a long time, I merely just followed Carrie on Instagram not entirely knowing who she was, merely admired her because she was doing a career I would adore to even be given the chance to do. Then, I realised she and Tom were siblings and ever since my world has been turned upside down.
I began watching her YouTube videos, followed her on Twitter and discovered her book. I absolutely adore non-fiction and ‘how to’ style novels so was even more excited to clench my nails into this wonderful looking book. It’s been on my ‘to read’ list for a ghastly amount of time, so when I say I devoured this book in just over 24 hours, don’t take it as a light-hearted joke.
Throughout, Carrie continued to tell many heart-whelming and comedic stories yet still continue to inspire me. After reading chapters such as ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ I wanted nothing but to run into the world with open arms and scream “Okay dreams I’m ready for you now, let me try!!” On many occasions, I have discarded my dreams because of what other people have said, practicality and overall just putting myself down believing I can’t actually do it. Carrie’s book did nothing but push all of these doubts and fears out of the window and has encouraged me to attempt to move forward in my life, but also not be upset when I feel like nothing is currently happening.
Although bits of the book were slightly slow and felt like they were being repeated I didn’t mind in the slightest because they were told in different ways. This book is what I’d call an ‘easy reading’ book, so no matter what Carrie had written I would have more than happily taken the entire thing on board.
Overall, I enjoyed this book a lot and cannot wait to be involved in Carrie’s writing style once again when I finally get to read “On the Other Side” – I just hope it inspires me as much as this one did.