"Storytelling is one of the most universal tools we can use to relate to one another. Through stories we convey emotions, communicate i...

Book Review: Unfiltered by Lily Collins

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"Storytelling is one of the most universal tools we can use to relate to one another. Through stories we convey emotions, communicate ideas, and connect with people all over the world." - Lily Collins

Title: Unfiltered
Author: Lily Collins
First Published: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 256

In this groundbreaking debut essay collection, featuring never-before-seen photos, actress Lily Collins―star of Mortal Instruments and Rules Don’t Apply―is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating and so much more.   
For the first time ever, Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, proving that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it’s like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it’s about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She's learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realise they’re not alone.

When I saw that Lily Collins was publishing a book about her life, I was incredibly excited about it. Well, to be honest, I was excited because I thought we’d finally know what Jamie and Lily broke up. I know it’s her decision to share that part of her life or not, but honestly I admired them so much as a couple. All their amazing photos together and stuff… Then it suddenly stopped and we never knew why. Which was incredibly confusing. That’s why I hoped she’d write about that in her book.

Well, she didn’t. That’s totally fine though. Instead, I have learned more about this powerful woman. I never knew much about her aside from the fact that she enjoys art a lot. (Her Instagram is very interesting!) I never knew how driven she was/is about chasing her dreams. She showed me once more that people aren’t just born with the perfect lives. They work for it, even people in the acting business. 

If there’s one thing I can take from reading this book is that no matter what, you should love yourself. Never give up on yourself. That’s exactly what Lily is doing and I love her for it. 

I’d recommend this book to anyone. It’s also a very quick read as well! 

Rating:  ★★★★

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