“It” did not disappoint. The book was what I expected it to be… cute, humorous, and entertaining! I did not expect anything less from the model-turned-VJ. Alexa Chung’s witty charm shined through her writing, paired with well thought out photos. The visuals gave the book an edge. The book is overall playful and is meant to be funny.
The things that stuck out to me, from the book, were Edie Sedgwick, dealing with heart break and rare phone calls. Obsessed is an understatement when I talk about my obsession with Edie Sedgwick. Although I am one to over exaggerate, I do not remember a Halloween that went by without me dressed as Edie Sedgwick. I have An Edie Sedgwick poster that I made on my wall which sounds a little creepy but nearby is also a poster of Albert Einstein. (Don’t judge me!)
A quote from the book that really stuck to me is “Nobody goes through life without having their heart broken and one day you’ll wake up and it will be okay.” It is a simple quote but it is absolutely true! Some heartbreak is not as serious as others but what is the same is that everything will be okay. It is hard to see that when it feels like everything is falling apart but it just takes time. It is not a joke that everything will be okay. It is really going to be okay! I am a true believer in faith and I believe that everything happens for a reason.
When I think of heart break, I think of 2 quotes.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss
“Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.” ― John Steinbeck
Alexa Chung then mentions that a guy actually called her to ask her out. Wow, that is way to rub it in our faces!
Random Tip: If you don’t have a bookmark, you can use your bobby pin or tea package wrapper! :)
I was living under a rock until 2014 when I finally read “The Fault in Our Starts” by John Green.
Can a heart feel completely broken and completely whole at the same time?
It sounds crazy, I know, but that is how I felt after reading John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars”. My heart felt like somebody grabbed it whole and yanked it from my chest. Then again, my heart felt complete like I needed to read this book and it taught me something even though I have never been in any situation like the characters in the book. I guess that is one of the perks about reading, feeling different emotions even if you have not yet experienced it before.
I fell in love with Hazel Grace Lancaster; I fell even more in love with Augustus Waters. Hel*, I even fell in love with Isaac, Augustus’ best friend.
I laughed. I cried. And, I fell in love with “The Fault in Our Stars”. IT IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST-READ!