The Amazing Book is Not on Fire – Review

Book Review, Young Adult Books
The Amazing Book is Not on Fire Review

The Amazing Book is Not on Fire Review


About the Book:

The Amazing Book is Not on FireThe Amazing Book is Not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester

Age Range: 12 and up

Grade Level: 7 and up

Genre: Young adult nonfiction, memoir, humor

Hardcover: 224 pages

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (October 13, 2015)

Source: From publisher

My rating: 4 of 5 stars





What’s it About?


From YouTube sensations Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) comes a laugh-out-loud look into the world created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the Internet. More than 8 million YouTube subscribers can’t wait for this book!

Since uploading their first ever videos as teenagers, Dan and Phil have become two of the world’s biggest YouTube stars. Now they invite you on a behind-the-scenes journey, filled with absolutely essential advice, tons of humor, lots of awkwardness, and TMI honesty that they will probably regret. Here’s just a small sample of the fun surprises readers can look forward to:

• The inside story of that time they met One Direction.
• Excerpts from Phil’s teenage diary.
• Reasons why Dan’s a fail (so far).
• How to draw the perfect cat whiskers.
• Reasons why Phil was such a weird kid (back then).
• Quizzes! Which of their dining room chairs represents you emotionally?
• What really happened in Vegas. . . .

In The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire, Dan and Phil are candid, heartfelt, and hilarious. Their struggles and success haven’t changed their strong friendship or their core belief that it’s okay to be weird. The cat whiskers come from within!

This full-color book is bursting with unseen photographs and drawings, making it an ideal gift for that hard-to-shop-for teen.


About the Authors:

DAN HOWELL (danisnotonfire) and PHIL LESTER (AmazingPhil) are YouTube vloggers/entertainers and roommates in London. Their quirky comedy videos about their lives and observations on the world have earned them a following of over 8 million subscribers across their channels and a show on BBC Radio 1. Now, in their debut book, they give readers an inside look at a world created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the Internet.


My Thoughts on The Amazing Book is Not on Fire:

The Amazing Book is Not on Fire is a lot of fun. If you’re a fan of Dan and Phil’s YouTube channel, you’ll definitely want to read this book. It’s a silly, goofy look inside the lives and upbringing of these two guys’ lives. You’ll get to find out about the nights they were born, their progress reports from school, and how they got started on YouTube. You’ll also get some advice from a stuffed lion, learn all about breeding hamsters, and see photos and texts you’ve never seen from Dan and Phil before.

If you’ve never watched their channel, you might not enjoy the book as much as someone that’s already a fan of theirs. But it’s a lot of fun to read and browse through. It takes the reader deeper into their crazy world and gives you an inside look at what goes on in the minds of these two fellas (proceed with caution!). If you’re in the mood for something goofy, The Amazing Book is Not on Fire is a winner.

Content: Unless I missed or forgot something, this book is clean.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Reply
    Stephanie@Fairday's Blog
    December 17, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I have never seen Dan and Phil on Youtube, but I think it is fascinating that they have a book based on their experiences. It does sound like watching them on Youtube first may make the book even better. I enjoyed hearing your thoughts on the book. 🙂

    • Reply
      Dena at Batch of Books
      December 17, 2015 at 3:05 am

      I’ve actually never watched their channel either, but their book was funny.

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