Let’s Be Real
By Natasha Bure
Published by Zondervan
224 Pages HB

ABOUT BOOK: From singer, model and YouTube celebrity Natasha Bure, the daughter of Candace Cameron Bure, comes a real, honest conversational book that doesn’t hold back. Everywhere she goes and every video she posts has one basic message: this is real, this is life, and we all go through it. Whether it’s acne, boyfriends, faith, stress, or having fun, Natasha’s view is to simply be honest, simply be real, no matter what you face. Natasha’s real and relatable tone paired with personal notes and stories will help readers see that living a “real” life is the best life.

REVIEW: Natasha has been on The View, The Voice, has her own YouTube channel and has done modeling. Natasha has wisdom and courage beyond her eighteen years. Raised by parents who have made family and faith more important than money and fame. The teen says, “I’m grateful for strong values my parents instilled in me. But figuring out what made me who I am was something I’m still working on.”

I liked how her book was laid out and that she talks about topics everyone deals with. For example, some of the tools she’s uses and things she wants readers to think about are: The real value of family – five ways to gain parents trust; how to negotiate with your parents – Parents situation and solutions, journaling out frustrations; play it safe on social media, ten top reasons it rules to be single; how to make new friends – friends situations and solutions; how to be a good friend; how to build confidence, achieve goals, (And much, much more. It’s real, hopeful and practical help)

I’m a fan of her mom Candace Cameron Bure and wanted to see what her daughter had to say about life and the challenges she faced growing up. This young lady honestly shares from her heart and encourages teens to look at life, failures and hard times in a different way; hoping that they take a look at what’s going on inside themselves and in the world around them. All the while giving readers courage and motivation to be transparent. It’s done in an honest and non-preachy way.

We’ve seen so many young child stars go wild and lose their way because they’ve tried to be everything to everybody. This young lady encourages teens to be true with themselves and others; about their strengths and weaknesses. She says, “I can’t let social media run my life – instead, I had to learn to look at life for what it really is:…..Once we break down the facades and let our true selves out – blemishes, embarrassing moments, mistakes, and all – we welcome others to connect with us on a real level.”

This is a refreshing, encouraging and informative read everyone can learn from.

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