Book Review: The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting

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Title: The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting

Writing Style:

Flawless, intelligent, sassy and heart-warming, I’d give the writing style an effortless 10 out of 10.


The characters were lovable, relatable, and most of all, alive. You can picture every character clear as crystal, and if you passed them in the street you’d recognise them.

I’m giving the characters a solid 10 out of 10.


The plot is slightly unexpected, with no holes and a smooth run. It was original, unravelled expertly, inspiring and comforting, all in all an amazing book to curl up with at the end of a long day.

Plot gets 10 out of 10.


The ending was beautiful, hopeful, and not doubtful, like many endings are. The ending is realistic and I’m very satisfied with the way it tied up.

10 out of 10.

Treatment Of Delicate Subjects:

Holly Bourne tackled subjects in this book that most authors do not dare to even mention, and she pulled it off. This book deals with issues of self-harm and depression, without romanticising or undermining the problems. She put it how it is, gently and without making it glamorous. I have found the same refreshing honesty in all of her books, many of which tackle issues that are misunderstood and have stigma surrounding them. I look forward to reading more of her books in the future.

Yet another 10 out of 10.

Final Score:

A whopping maximum score of: 50

Chances of me reading this book again:


I have already read it more times than I can count. It is definitely one of my favourite books.

Chances of me recommending this book:


Read it as soon as you get the chance, you won’t regret it.

My Overall Review:

I found this book witty, charming and generally wonderful. I’m very happy to have found it, and I must thank Holly Bourne profusely for writing it! Thank you!

Final Tally:

With an extra 25 points for each 100% – this book ends up with a fitting 100 points.


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