UNFILTERED: NO SHAME, NO REGRETS, JUST ME. By Lily Collins

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UNFILTERED: NO SHAME, NO REGRETS, JUST ME. By Lily CollinsUnfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me. by Lily Collins
Published by HarperCollins on 3/7/17
Genres: Autobiography, Contemporary, Nonfiction
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover
Source: Reviewer Purchase
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ReviewedbyDani

For the first time ever, Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it’s like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it’s about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She's learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they’re not alone.

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily’s honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It’s time to claim your voice! It’s time to live your life unfiltered.

Short and Sweet Review

Unfiltered was about Lily’s life and personal experiences, each chapter touches on a different subject and Lily’s experience and how she dealt with this issue. This was a book that I’m sure a lot of readers can relate to, there’s a lot of subjects that Lily covers in this book: relationships, self-love, eating disorders. Collins did a great job at just putting it all out there she wasn’t afraid to address what has happened in her past and how it has changed the present. There’s definitely an emphasis on making it to the other side, Lily went through things that are pretty dark but she tries to focus on how she has come out of that, she is also about self-acceptance and loving yourself flaws and all. My favorite chapter in this book was “We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve,” I think Collins did an amazing job at making such personal things in her life relatable to the audience. Unfiltered is one of the first book of memoirs or essays that I’ve read and I was impressed. I loved how personal it got and it felt like I got to know Lily on another level and even if I couldn’t relate to some of the essays it was interesting to see how she navigated through some of these issues and how she’s dealt with them. I recommend this book so pick it up if you have the chance!

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WE SHOULD HANG OUT SOMETIME: EMBARRASSINGLY, A TRUE STORY By Josh Sundquist

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WE SHOULD HANG OUT SOMETIME: EMBARRASSINGLY, A TRUE STORY By Josh SundquistWe Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly a True Story by Josh Sundquist
Published by Brown Books for Young Readers on 1/19/16
Genres: Autobiography, Humor, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover
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ReviewedbyDani
When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend. At the time, I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship, so this bit of news came as something of a shock.
Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down each of the girls he had tried to date since middle school and asked them straight up: What went wrong?
The results of Josh's semiscientific investigation are in your hands. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), and a misguided "grand gesture" at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love--or at least a girlfriend--in all the wrong places.
Poignant, relatable, and totally hilarious, this memoir is for anyone who has ever wondered, "Is there something wrong with me?"
(Spoiler Alert: the answer is no.)

Short and Sweet

“Why am I still single?” This is the question Josh asks himself, and to find out the answer Josh finds his past girlfriends and tries to figure out where it went wrong.

My Thoughts

~ This is probably one of the funniest books I’ve read in awhile and what makes it even better is that these are true stories. Sundquist does an amazing job at telling his story and it kept me entertained and wanting to know the answer to his question. It’s like a friend telling you a story which was my favorite thing about this book.

~ So we meet all of Josh’s girlfriends starting from the very first one from 8th grade. For each of his ex-girlfriends we get a background and then we get to see where it went wrong in their perspective.

~ We also get to see some charts and graphs which was cool.

~ Like I said the stories are pretty funny my favorite one was about the date at the Putt Putt golf course.

Overall

This is a relatable book about dating and I enjoyed it. It was an easy read and I read it in a few days I found his stories hilarious, some of them were pretty awkward but it was okay because I’m sure that’s how most teenage relationships are. I think this is a must read especially if you want to read some relatable stories about dating.

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