February Book Review: Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Do you guys love Anna Kendrick? It’s kind of hard not to love her! Pitch Perfect is still one of my all time favorites but Into the Woods is a close second. When I saw that she had written a book I jumped at the opportunity to read it. Here are a few of the things I enjoyed about Scrappy Little Nobody:
Anna’s journey to becoming an actress started when she was young. She started acting on Broadway as a child. Her family lived in Maine but would drive into the city and rent an apartment so Anna could live out her dreams. It wasn’t an easy feat either. Grueling show schedules left her feeling drained after a while and she had to throw in the towel. She was always honest with how she felt and vocalized it to her parents and the show director.
She’s a child star who survived the crazy years. Unlike Lindsay Lohan, Anna continued her acting career from childhood well into adulthood without a crazy breakdown. Her family always kept her grounded. Anna has a close relationship with her older brother who helped her out when she needed it. Having a strong family support system is so vital when you’re a young actress.
Fame isn’t everything. Anna’s humor regarding award shows and fame in general really show you how humble she really is. She’s just a normal person living life that happens to be in the spotlight. She talks about dealing with the paparazzi. I can’t imagine what that’s like. (I never want to!)
Anna went through a lot of what we all go through: Growing Up. Anna is just like the rest of us. She went through awkward years and growing pains despite the fact that she was famous. Anna was living paycheck to paycheck, buying cheap Ikea furniture to furnish her first place in LA and dealing with boy drama. It’s safe to say we can ALL relate to this!
My verdict: If you love Anna Kendrick, pick this book up ASAP! It’s a quick read but very entertaining. You will laugh out loud during many moments in the book. You will also find yourself thinking back to teen/college years and the things you went through similar to Anna’s.
What are you reading this month? Share with us…we love recommendations!