Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick


Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Received: Library
Publication Date: November 15, 2016
Publisher: Touchstone Books
4 out of 5 stars

The Blurb:
With her signature wit, candor, and ironic sense of humour, Anna Kendrick shares her experiences growing up as a child performer on Broadway, and her journey from Maine to Hollywood.

The Nitty-Gritty:
In this memoir, Anna Kendrick delivers the same brand of quick, dry, self-deprecating humour that makes her interviews such a joy to watch. Filled with hilarious stories about her days as a child actor on Broadway, her attempts to navigate adolescence in Maine, and her first experiences on movie sets, this was a delightful read.

Throughout the book, she constantly breaks the fourth wall – and speaks directly to the reader. This is a hard thing to pull off well. Too often, when an author breaks the fourth wall, it can come off as cheesy and corny and pull the reader out of the whole experience. While most of these breaks were done reasonably well, there were several moments where I found myself rolling my eyes at the “dear reader” moments.

The Verdict:
All in all, this was a quick, funny, delightful read. Perfect for sitting by the pool or to take on holiday.


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