Reviews by Tag: autobiography

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Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime

By Trevor Noah
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Oct 7, 2022

Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah, is one of my favorite autobiographies. However, I do not
think I can even call this book an autobiography. He doesn’t talk at all about his future life, all he
talks about is his childhood and funny stories from it. Therefore, I like to call it a collection of
memoirs. This book takes place in South Africa during the 80’s, and this is when racism played a
big role in society. He talks about his life and how racism has impacted his life, and also how

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I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

I'm Glad My Mom Died

By Jennette McCurdy
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Sep 13, 2022

At the young age of six years old, Jennette McCurdy had her first acting audition. Not because
she wanted to, but to live out her mom’s dream. Before this, Jennette had grown up in a poor
household, and when she was a toddler, her mom developed a cancer that threatened to kill her.
Jennette loved her mom more than anyone else, and would do anything to make her happy. So, in
order to please her mom, she began an acting career to be a child star, despite not enjoying

Teen Review
I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

I’m Glad My Mom Died

By Jennette McCurdy
4
Rated by
Mariam S.
Sep 3, 2022

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy is a memoir recounting the actress’s
childhood through her twenties, with a focus on her relationship with her mother. Though likely
surprising to her millions of fans, the iCarly and Sam & Cat star never wanted to act. With a
narcissistic mother who had dreamed of being a child star and plenty of money issues in the
family, Jennette was forced to fulfill both her mother’s dream as well as become the

Teen Review
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime

By Trevor Noah
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 12, 2022

Born a Crime is an autobiography about comedian Trevor Noah and his struggles growing up.
Watch him face traumatic experiences from living during the Apartheid to dealing with his
mother's toxic boyfriend. These all shape him into who he is today but will he learn the meaning
and importance behind them?

Teen Review
Woodsong by Gary Paulsen

Woodsong

By Gary Paulsen
3
Rated by
Victoria O.
Jul 24, 2022

Woodsong is an autobiography by Gary Paulsen. In this book, Paulsen recounts the moments in
nature that helped him to realize just how much of an influence nature has shaped him into who
he is. In the first half of the book, Paulsen recalls what inspired him to race in the Iditarod. His
dogs become his family, especially Storm, his favorite dog. He also explores some of the things
in nature he finds truly fascinating and prepares for the Iditarod. In the second half of the book,

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The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

The Sun Does Shine

By Anthony Ray Hinton
5
Rated by
Leena D.
Jul 11, 2022

The Sun Does Shine is a captivating autobiography about Anthony Ray Hinton’s journey of being sentenced to 28 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. As years go by, Anthony tries his hardest to prove that he was wrongfully convicted, but the system doesn’t allow it. Even through the darkest times, Anthony has hope that he will see the light again. As time flies, he starts to lose hope. Will he ever live a normal life again?

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Lion by Saroo Brierley

Lion

By Saroo Brierley
3
Rated by
Anna S.
Jul 11, 2022

Saroo was just a 5 year old little boy when his life was turned upside down. Saroo was running around a train station in India with his older brother Guddu when he got on a train and ended up thousands of miles from home. Frightened and panicked, Saroo ended up in a juvenile detention center. While there, the woman in charge found a home for Saroo in Australia. Saroo starts this journey in Australia and grows up there. Twenty-five years later Saroo seeks out to find where he grew up before he got lost.

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Brain on Fire My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

By Susannah Cahalan
5
Rated by
Eva K.
Jun 14, 2022

Brain on Fire is a true story of first-hand experience of the author. The book walks us through the author's life and this condition that she developed in which her brain in a sense was on fire. The author uses very detailed descriptions to show us what her life was like while suffering through this extremely difficult time in her life. The book gives us the message that even when you are physically and mentally at your worst, never give up.

Teen Review
My Story by Lewis Hamilton

My Story

By Lewis Hamilton
5
Rated by
Eva K.
Jun 14, 2022

My Story is a phenomenally well written book. It showcases the experiences of young formula 1 driver, Lewis Hamilton. It shows everything from how he got started and all the way until the end of his first season at formula 1. I think this book is a great inspiration for people who are looking to chase their dreams, but are too scared to do so. The book truly has several inspirational moments and it keeps you motivated to read it throughout the entirety of the book.

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