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This is a funny and entertaining collection of personal essays by public figure Akilah Hughes She is a Writer, Comedian and YouTube Star In this collection of personal essays Hughes shares fragments from throughout her life so far Drawing from her childhood, elementary school days to college and into adulthood She touches on big issues like racism, bodyweight, family, illness, friendship, celebrities, the internet andI particularly enjoyed the parts about her childhood and where she hi This is a funny and entertaining collection of personal essays by public figure Akilah Hughes She is a Writer, Comedian and YouTube Star In this collection of personal essays Hughes shares fragments from throughout her life so far Drawing from her childhood, elementary school days to college and into adulthood She touches on big issues like racism, bodyweight, family, illness, friendship, celebrities, the internet andI particularly enjoyed the parts about her childhood and where she hit on tougher subject matter Reading her writing felt very casual, as if we were old friends She s funny and fresh and I m looking forward to readingfrom her This collection is out September 24th Thank You to the publisher for gifting me this ARC opinions are my own Forof my book content check out instagram.com bookalong I stopped being afraid to try because I had someone in my corner who believed in me even when I couldn t see that for myself Hughes gives us a collection of essays about different moments in her life from her complicated relationship with her father to how she became a YouTube celebrity The book isn t laugh out loud funny but I did chuckle a few times The essay that was the most impactful to me was Racism to a fifteen year old girl I can also see people relating to the essays on anxiety a I stopped being afraid to try because I had someone in my corner who believed in me even when I couldn t see that for myself Hughes gives us a collection of essays about different moments in her life from her complicated relationship with her father to how she became a YouTube celebrity The book isn t laugh out loud funny but I did chuckle a few times The essay that was the most impactful to me was Racism to a fifteen year old girl I can also see people relating to the essays on anxiety and her health issues And if you re interested in becoming a YouTuber Hughes provides a couple of tips to get you started.Thank you to the publisher for the review copy #FREE ⚼ Obviously: Stories From My Timeline õ Jessica Almon at Razorbill has acquired an untitled personal essay collection by comedy writer and YouTube star Akilah Hughes The essays explore Hughes s unique journey to adulthood, from entering college as ayear old freshman, to her summer job as a princess in a theme park, to her current starring role on laptop screens everywhere Publication is scheduled for fallTina Wexler of ICM negotiated the deal for world English rights via Publishers Weekly I guess these vignettes were supposed to be comical, but what I read here was a lot of pain and repressed emotions finally being given the space to come to the forefront It washumanizing than it was funny Obviously by Akilah Hughes discussed the pains of coming of age and the struggle it is to find what you want to do with your life I loved that aspect of the book because I feel likeblack girl stories should be told Let s normalize our experiences, get them out there, have people I guess these vignettes were supposed to be comical, but what I read here was a lot of pain and repressed emotions finally being given the space to come to the forefront It washumanizing than it was funny Obviously by Akilah Hughes discussed the pains of coming of age and the struggle it is to find what you want to do with your life I loved that aspect of the book because I feel likeblack girl stories should be told Let s normalize our experiences, get them out there, have people pay attention to them I loved it for that specific fact I loved the spelling bee and camping with white folks stories those were funny There were a number of sad stories in there as well I love her confidence as a child, she reminded me of one of my friends talking about things like am I cool yet LOL The things that I did not like about this book is that there was a through line of hateration and here s how I m doing better than the shitty people from my youth, that didn t sit well with me I m not saying that all black folks have to be humble, that s not what I m saying at all But yo, it helps to not shit on folks under the guise of comedy especially when you re known mostly for being what A YouTuber What is that anyway I think this is the first book that I ve read by a Youtuber Hmm that s lies I read Franchesca Ramsey great book and part of Lilly Singh s okay book Hmm anyway Full disclosure, before picking up this book, I had no idea who Akilah Hughes was I literally chose this book by its cover, a fine looking black woman, talmbout Obviously Obviously bitch, I was gonna cop you I thought she d shareinsights of black womanhood in the way only black women can but it was only half that and it was pretty run of the mill Real talks, the person in her book that I feel like I would have loved to read her story was her mama What we learned about her mom here mama got a write a tell all Anyway, this book was alright Another quarantine self isolation read complete This was an absolute joy to read I loved spending a few hours in Akilah s head, learningabout her life and the things that matter to her I definitely cried at the chapter about her health, and was enraged at the stories about her fifth grade teacher, but other than that, I laughed I laughed so much I very much enjoyed her stories about arriving in New York, and karaoke, and friendships, and going viral Akilah s sense of humor is just the best and it really does seem after reading the This was an absolute joy to read I loved spending a few hours in Akilah s head, learningabout her life and the things that matter to her I definitely cried at the chapter about her health, and was enraged at the stories about her fifth grade teacher, but other than that, I laughed I laughed so much I very much enjoyed her stories about arriving in New York, and karaoke, and friendships, and going viral Akilah s sense of humor is just the best and it really does seem after reading the book like you just gained a new friend Her warmth as a person comes across on every page, and I didn t want this book to end I laughed a lot and cried a bit, too This is a wonderful fast paced read. Snagged this book at BookCon, and as a bonus I got to meet Akilah Hughes This was an easy read with a window into the triumph and tribulations faced by Hughes throughout her life It was a memoir meets a collection of essays She acknowledges at the onset that the book lacks a common thread, and it s true However, the book follows her life as she sees it and shares it, much like any of us when we share a story Definitely a must read Thank you to PenguinTeen for sending me an ARC in exchange for my honest review Obviously Stories from my Timeline by Akilah Hughes , needless to say I really enjoyed A collection of essays depicting different moments in her life from cringeworthy, to disheartening, to yaassss, to laugh out loud and manyemotions in between Most importantly, I took away that, through every situation you encounter your self worth can never depend on how much someone else believes in you RATING Thank you to PenguinTeen for sending me an ARC in exchange for my honest review Obviously Stories from my Timeline by Akilah Hughes , needless to say I really enjoyed A collection of essays depicting different moments in her life from cringeworthy, to disheartening, to yaassss, to laugh out loud and manyemotions in between Most importantly, I took away that, through every situation you encounter your self worth can never depend on how much someone else believes in you RATING Have you ever read a book that you didn t realize your soul needed until you finished it That was this book for me Akilah s story breathes life into the struggles that not only plague the everyday life of teenagers but also the struggles associated with being a woman of color Each chapter of this book is a different snippet of her life experiences, and we see how each one comes together to tell her life story So many of these chapters had me laughing one minute to crying to the next From Have you ever read a book that you didn t realize your soul needed until you finished it That was this book for me Akilah s story breathes life into the struggles that not only plague the everyday life of teenagers but also the struggles associated with being a woman of color Each chapter of this book is a different snippet of her life experiences, and we see how each one comes together to tell her life story So many of these chapters had me laughing one minute to crying to the next From the incredibly high expectations of school work to the nuances of black culture, I felt this in my core The chapter that still stands out to me is Racism to a 15 Year Old Girl So many tears were shed in this chapter because I experienced all of these things People assume racism is being called the n word or overt injustice Nope Racism is when a guy tells you that he doesn t normally date black girls, but you re really pretty even though his parents wouldn t approve Racism is when your friends parents in college tell you that they re impressed with how well spoken you are I needed this validation so much This book right here is why ownvoices novels are necessary and always needed for any race, gender, orientation, disability, etc As humans, we all face different adversities, and as we readers we need to see that validated in characters HUGE thank you to Penguin Teen for gifting me an ARC This did not influence my review All opinions are my own Hello Again Alright, I am going to start out with admitting I have not read a lot of books in this genre however, I was recently approached by Penguin Teen and offered an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review Now as many of you know I have had muchtime to read lately because of my new job and some other major life changes and I have always wanted to readbooks in this genre In the past, I have checked tons out of the library but never found the time to actually read them Hello Again Alright, I am going to start out with admitting I have not read a lot of books in this genre however, I was recently approached by Penguin Teen and offered an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review Now as many of you know I have had muchtime to read lately because of my new job and some other major life changes and I have always wanted to readbooks in this genre In the past, I have checked tons out of the library but never found the time to actually read them, so I was all no time like the present let s give this a try So I jumped in with both feet agreed to read the book and then got super excited as I learnedabout the book while I was waiting for it to arrive Before the book even arrived I learned that the Akilah was born in Kentucky where I went to college so that was exciting I also learned that Akliah is an active Youtuber So I immediately hopped on Youtube and spent several days after work watching her videos and I do not regret a single second of the time spent watching those videos let s just say I am now a subscriber SPOILERS AHEADSo after my binge watching of the youtube channel and the book had finally arrived I was so excited to be able to sit down and read I already knew this book would be split into smaller essays and that was exciting for me because it made it easy to read a few essays a night before bed So diving into the story of Akilah we have lots of essays about her Kentucky and her school times but we also have essays about her life in NYC I think a lot of the essays not only give you personal insight on her life but we are also afforded her experience and I see that as someone else s advice because they have already been there She talks about things like high school, acne, and what it s like trying to live in NYC on a budget which as someone who has dreamed of living in NYC before all the advice is useful advice even though I will probably never live in NYC I still love stories about people who are doing it, have done it, etc One of the other stories I really enjoyed or found a connection with were the ones where Akilah was sharing about her tough relationship with her father I found this super relatable even if the tough relationship I have in my family is not with my father Overall, I really enjoyed my first book in this genre and all of Akilah s stories I am so incredibly glad I read this book and started watching her Youtube channel I am giving this book five stars on Goodreads