Rezension zu "[(A Work in Progress)] [Author: Connor Franta] published on (April, 2015)" von Connor Franta
I really wish I could hand this book to my 20-year old self! Unfortunately I am now past my 30s, so many of the topics addressed by youtube sensation Connor Franta, are already well and square past me. Still, I immensely enjoyed reading his, well, biography.
I stumbeled across this little gem due to a recommondation I read somewhere and I didn't know about Connor Franta before nor had watched his youtube channel. At first I was sceptical: a biography by 22 year old? and a youtubeer on top? Seriously??? However, my sceptizism vanished as soon as I started to read said book.
Connor is a well-grounded person from a stable family background, so no whiny "I had it so baaaaaaad"-tale from the gettho. He describes his life from his childhood up to his move to L.A. and his decision to really become a full-time youtuber with all its ups and downs. He addresses issues such as friendship, love, self worth and the addiction to electrical devices in a very straight forward and amusing way. Never with a raised finger. His stories say: "Hey, I understand, I can relate, you are not alone/crazy.", which is, in my opinion a beautiful message especially for those coming-of-age readers.
Another thing that has to be mentioned is the innovative layout of the book. It is garnished with lots of pictures taken by Connor, contributions by his parents (letters) and other fun stuff. This really made for quite an entertaining read.
If you are or have a young person struggling with the craziness of growing up, don't hesitate to pick up this book. Even for me, it was a good reminder to not stress about so much and to re-focus on what's really important.