All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Hey everyone, so today I will be reviewing ‘All I Know Now’ by Carrie Hope Fletcher. I don’t normally read autobiographies, but after meeting Carrie Hope Fletcher a couple of months ago I couldn’t resist borrowing ‘All I Know Now’ from the library. Prior to reading this novel the only autobiography I’ve ever read is ‘Jacky Daydream’ and ‘My Secret Diary’ both by Jacqueline Wilson.
Prior to reading this novel, I was expecting it to be a regular autobiography of her experiences growing up, acting on the west end etc,. However an accurate summary for this novel would be ‘How to be a teenager’ by Carrie Hope Fletcher. Needless to say the caption ‘wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully’ is a pretty accurate subline, and who better to write this novel than Carrie Hope Fletcher everyone’s honorary big sister?
This was a brilliant novel and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about her experiences growing up. In her novel Carrie Hope Fletcher is refreshingly honest about her experiences growing up which makes her very relatable. I only hope that in the future she writes another novel focusing on her experiences working in the west-end and performing.
Whilst I enjoyed this novel, this novel is primarily about her experiences of secondary school and this book is tailored for teenagers in secondary school. I only wish that I had read this guide to being a teenager when I was younger! However this book can still be applicable whether you’re going to college/ work/ university/ sixth form school, and you can read it at any age!
Overall I would rate this book 4/5 stars and would recommend this to anyone who’s looking for something new to read and I’d highly recommend that you also check out her YouTube channel ‘It’sWayPastMyBedTime’. If you want an unofficial guide to being a teenager than this is the book for you!
I also look forward to reading her fictional novel that came out recently; ‘All I Know Now,’ which is currently on my ‘to-read’ shelf, she also has a spin-off novella ‘Winters Snow’ that is coming out later this month exclusive to Waterstones.
Also can I just say that I loved the way that this was book was set up like a musical? The book has an overture, and it is split into acts, which I find makes this novel really unique.