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I Don't Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Inspiring memoir/advice book from popular actress/singer.

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Often upbeat and funny, always frank and emotionally honest, actress and music artist Keke Palmer's experience and advice will inspire teens and young adults alike. I Don't Belong to You: Quite the Noise and Find Your Voice is sprinkled with lively, colorful pages of inspirational quotes, and Keke's own stories are peppered with hashtags and emojis that add to the appeal for teens and millennials. Older teens and up who are still looking for their passions in life can be inspired by Keke and benefit from many of the lessons she's learned. But the book's more likely to resonate with those who, like Keke, are strongly driven, goal-oriented, and actively pursuing their passions.

Palmer often goes off on unexpected tangents and veers away from the point she's trying to make, which sometimes gives the book a rambling, aimless feel. And the detailed accounts of her romantic relationships lose focus, becoming more self- indulgent than instructive. But her lively, engaging voice seems genuine and make her a relatable person fans can admire and learn from.

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