I have waited 5 months to get this book and it's finally here. And it's everything I wanted and more. This review is going to be slightly different, as this is a work of nonfiction and very lighthearted!
Rating : ☺☺☺☺☺
Do I recommend it : If you love Dan and Phil as much as I do, or if you want to read about two adorable dorks's lives, yes.
Would I reread it : Hell. Yes.
The Amazing Book is not On Fire is a book by two Youtube stars, Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil). I know that almost all Youtubers have been writing books, but this one is the only one I've wanted to read because I love these two, and I wanted to know more about them, which is what this book was about: the other part of their life that they don't always share on camera. And dorkiness.
↙ What I didn't like about the book :
I honestly, genuinely cannot say anything bad about this book except that I wish it were longer. Oh and the font was quite small but that's not an issue. Also, it gets quite repetitive at times, especially if you've watched their videos 10000 times like I do, there are pages in the book that are basically written versions of their videos, but it doesn't make it any less good!
↗ What I liked about the book :
Simply the fact that we got to know even more of these two British nerds. I've been a subscriber since 2010-2011 and the fact that they have a book out is insane to believe. The book is a way for me to remember what happened before and kind of travel with them through their journey. It was hilarious also, mostly with Phil's random comments and Dan scolding him for it. I will honestly say that every book made me laugh (especially the Phanga and the fanfiction written by them)
The layout they chose for the book was awesome, with random funny pictures scattered throughout the book and small, shorter facts to read about (because reading blocks of conversation gets hard after a while).
Dan and Phil are simply great Youtubers and people in general, and getting more of their wit and humour, in a book form especially, was really, really great.
Waiting 5 months for this book was definitely worth it, and if you don't know who these amazing dudes are, you've been living under a rock. But seriously, check out their channels here and here.
If you are thinking of getting the book but are skeptical because it's a "Youtuber written book", JUST GET IT! IT'S! FREAKING! AMAZING!!!
☺☺☺☺☺ : Flawless
☺☺☺☺☹ : Very good, a few flaws
☺☺☺☹☹ : Enjoyable
☺☺☹☹☹ : Okay, would not reread
☺☹☹☹☹ : Disliked, do not recommend