Welcome to my first ever book review. Before we get started I want to make a few disclosures: Firstly, I’ve never done a book review before so don’t expect miracles. Secondly, I’m not the biggest reader in the world. I only ever read when on holiday & that’s exactly what has spurred on this review.
So the book in question is Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton. Dolly Alderton is an author who has been published in an vast selection of papers and magazines which include The Sunday Times, GQ & Red. This is Dolly’s first book.
This book is the true definition of a page turner and the type of book you just can’t put down. Chapter after chapter it just kept getting funnier. Based on Dolly’s life experiences as a twenty-something year old, growing up and navigating her way through the trials and tribulations of life. From the funniest descriptions of her MSN relationships and hangovers, to the saddest of events including the death of loved ones and the breakdown of relationships.
What I loved about this book is how relatable it is. I genuinely don’t think I’ve ever been able to relate to a book quite like this. From the utter hilarious and quite frankly, spot on revelations of the inner workings of MSN, to the complete disaster of a love life, Dolly is every inch a real person. This isn’t a fluffy depiction of someones life, looking back through rose coloured glasses and reminiscing on how great life is. This is the true story of someone, who’s not had it easy in life, struggled with the desperation of independence and the lengths she’d go to prove it.
If you want a book with endless laughs, a few cries and everything in-between, go and grab a copy. This really is like no book I’ve ever read before. The writing of it is genius, the comedy is perfection and the relationships in the book are so heartwarmingly brilliant. From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, Everything I Know About Love is up there with one of the best books I’ve ever read.
Spoiler alert: She doesn’t seem to know a lot about love. Heads up: me neither. If I had to describe the book in one word, it’d definitely be relatable. This was the perfect book to take away with me on holiday.
There was genuinely nothing I didn’t like about this book and I would highly suggest you all go out and grab yourself a copy… And It’s currently half price on Amazon!!
| Harrison |