Review: ‘Scrappy Little Nobody’ by Anna Kendrick

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A new year means new experiences, new people, and a chance to start over. For 2017, I decided to try something different and read a non-fiction book for the first time. Normally, I have no interest in anything non-fiction, unless it has to do with American History. However, when I found out that one of my favorite actresses had written a book, I knew I had to give it a try.

Screen Shot 2017 03 07 at 11.30.22 PM“Scrappy Little Nobody” is a collection of essays written by Anna Kendrick that range from topics such as her upbringing in Maine to when she moved to Los Angeles for the first time. Anna talks about her first experience on Broadway and how movie making is not as glamorous as we imagine it to be. She talks about many personal experiences as well as what it was like to be part of the blockbuster movies “Twilight” and “Pitch Perfect.”

The book is very funny. When I read it, I instantly read it in Anna’s voice and I pictured her doing everything she talked about. There is some swearing and a few graphic moments (not super graphic, but not appropriate for children) but overall it is just a fun book to read. Plus, it was a nice change of pace from the darker books I have been reading lately.

I definitely recommend this book. Anyone who has seen an Anna Kendrick movie, follows her on social media, or is just a fan of hers will enjoy it. It made me laugh, and many of the experiences she had I can relate to.  

Happy Reading!

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Brittany Frizzell is an avid reader.  She enjoys escaping to faraway places and encountering supernatural beings. She also loves writing and spreading her love of reading to those around her. She hopes to eventually write the next great American novel. 

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