I jumped back on the YouTuber book wagon with this one. Gigi Gorgeous is probably one of the last YouTubers that I’ve been watching to release a book and I was really excited about it.
I’ve been following Gigi for a few years now, I watched her before she transitioned and she was Gregory Gorgeous. I think I found her through that Beauty Vlogger Bootcamp series on YouTube (which I only found because Shane Dawson was a guest star/Elle and Blair Fowler hosted it lol).
Anyway, I loved Gigi’s story time videos back then and have followed her ever since. I always found her life really interesting because she was not like any of the other YouTubers I ever watched.
I watched her documentary because I wanted to know more about her life and her transition, and when she announced the book I was more than ready to jump on to learn even more about her.
I think it’s crazy that she’s only a few years older than me and yet has lived such a crazy life. Like really in comparison to me her life is like next level extra. I’m over here living the basic life of school, uni, then work for a living. Whereas Gigi has basically lived sixteen different lives out there lol
But people who have lived have the best stories and so that’s why I was drawn into her book.
I read the whole thing in a few days.
It’s been a while since I read a YouTuber book but I know people always instantly want to give them a bad name. Mainly because the people writing them have never written anything before and so people automatically judge them to say they are horrible.
For me, I judge based on the YouTuber. I’m not expecting the best-written novel ever.
This book I enjoyed, I think Gigi told her story in the best way of her. And while it took a while to get into the writing style a little bit I liked it.
That being said I feel like the flow wasn’t the best? I suppose it was written how Gigi would tell her story times in that some stories had detail and others didn’t or there would be gaps.
I suppose that comes from wanting to share your life but leaving some bits out or glossing over bits that don’t need much attention. But it left me having some more questions about her life.
I did enjoy the stories she decided to share with us though. I mean I’m sure it takes a lot of confidence to want to share your life in detail like that. I admire people who are willing to put their whole life on display for people because as much as I enjoy sharing online there are definitely a lot of things I keep to myself.
But yeah I guess overall it was a satisfying read. Sometimes the writing style would annoy me but what I really mean by that was when Gigi would write “Hundo P” instead of 100% because I just don’t like that as a phrase lol.
I just think its interesting to learn a bit more about Gigi’s journey of how she’s come to be who she is today. And I always enjoy getting to learn a bit more about the YouTubers I watch.
I guess that’s all I have to say. Nothing super in-depth just general thoughts.
Not sure what I’ll be reading next but I’m sure I’ll pick up something in the next few days 🙂
~ Courtney x