Friday, 22 February 2013
Quickie Review: OMG Is This Actually My Life by Rae Earl
When I opened OMG! Is This Actually My Life what caught my attention immediately was the way it has been written. I knew going into it that this book was diary entries I just didn't know what to expect. The entries follow each other, with no chapter breaks, and each entry is defined either by the date or the time of the entry. All entries are written by Hattie about everything that can run through a teenagers mind, not knowing who her father is, the HOT server in Berties, how small her boobs are, the list is endless.
Admittedly this book is aimed at younger readers, a lot younger than myself, and while I wouldn't have picked this up from a shop for myself to read, I did find that it was perfect for a quick read and is a refreshing change to books I have been reading lately.
I managed to get through OMG! Is This Actually My Life quickly. Hattie is an hilarious protagonist that won't fail to make you laugh, I even found myself laughing at her entries a lot through the pages. She goes through real life issues that I am sure we all went though at some point during our younger years and if I was younger I would easily be able to relate to what she writes.
OMG! Is This Actually My Life would be a good addition to any teenagers bookshelf.