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Parents' Guide to

This Book Loves You

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

YouTuber PewDiePie's funny, frivolous, Internet meme spoof.

Book PewDiePie Advice 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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this is the dankest book ever!
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

The smart-alecky, tongue-in-cheek advice one-liners and their colorful illustrations are sure to appeal to PewDiePie's millions of followers. Most of the illustrations find humor in turning annoying Internet memes on their heads by supplying a sarcastic punch line, often with potty humor or salty language thrown in for good measure. A few could seem genuinely mean-spirited, and another few are genuinely positive, good advice.

Younger readers may need help understanding that the book's not really telling you that you have no friends or are a loser, it's just making fun of the overload of inspirational quotes on the Internet. Teens and young adults will appreciate the satire and get some laughs out of it. It's too shallow and frivolous to offer genuine appeal to a broad audience. But when your narrow audience numbers in the millions, who needs breadth and depth? Not PewDiePie.

Book Details

  • Author: PewDiePie
  • Genre: Advice
  • Topics: Friendship
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Razorbill
  • Publication date: October 20, 2015
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 18
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 13, 2017

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