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Note to Self

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

YouTuber's thoughtful poems, essays seek connection.

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Connor Franta’s engaging collection of essays, poems, and photos will inspire fans and newcomers alike to look at themselves and how they’ll face the challenges and joys of early adulthood. Mature teens and young adults will a lot to reflect on, as they’re figuring out how to be true to themselves, how to cope with life's ups and downs, and how they have and will change during an important, formative time in their lives.

Connor Franta's a good writer. Whether sad, funny, exhilarated, depressed, or anything in between, his voice feels honest. The photos and poems that punctuate each essay add insight, interest, and deeper understanding of what Franta was experiencing in the moment. Readers will be encouraged to make connections to their own experiences and feelings and to make connections with others in turn.

Book Details

  • Author: Connor Franta
  • Genre: Autobiography
  • Topics: Friendship
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Keywords Press
  • Publication date: April 18, 2017
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: May 1, 2017

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