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By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Funny YouTube advice satire has some edgy sexual references.

Book Miranda Sings Humor 2015
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Fans of her Miranda Sings YouTube channel will love this colorfully absurd satire of the self-help industry. Those who don't already know Miranda may find themselves scratching their heads over the child-like font, photo collages that look like poor cutouts badly taped together, and misuse -- especially with spelling -- of words. Older teens can be encouraged to think about how Colleen Ballinger, the actress and comedian who created the Miranda persona, uses satire, irony, and exaggeration and how those techniques affect the real message conveyed.

Miranda’s kind of an unpleasant character, and her appearance is deliberately off-putting. What looks at first glance like an exercise in self-aggrandizement effectively points out, when taken as a whole, the overabundance and lack of reality in the how-to, DIY, life-hacks, fashion/beauty, career, and romance advice so pervasive on social media.

Book Details

  • Author: Miranda Sings
  • Genre: Humor
  • Topics: Arts and Dance
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: July 21, 2015
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Available on: Nook, Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: June 13, 2016

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