Book Review: Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland
Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland
I put off buying this book for a long time as I’ve always been a little sceptical of books written by You Tubers, particularly after Girl Online by Zoella (which unfortunately didn’t live up to its expectations!) But I love Louise as a YouTuber and when the novel came out on paperback I decided to go for it!
I started it the day I got it and finished it three days later; I couldn’t put it down! At first, I found it a little hard to separate Robin from Louise. Obviously, there were a lot of similarities between the two women and having recently been watching Louise’s weekly vlogs, I was struggling to put her to the back of my mind and focus on the new character on the pages in front of me. I eventually found it easier to separate the two but not completely.
Separation aside, the novel was amazing and exceeded all the expectations I had for it! I sped through it over the weekend, reading whenever I could. I absolutely loved the character of Robin Wilde! At times I wanted to shout at her for thinking she needed a man but other times I was cheering her on and celebrating her strength and independence. The novel really highlighted the importance of solid friendships and a loving family, reminding the reader that you really don’t need a boyfriend to make you feel good.
On top of this, the novel was funny and entertaining. It’s a perfect summer read to breeze through on the beach or in the garden on a sunny weekend. I would highly recommend it to any reader. I’m looking forward to the sequel in August to see where Louise goes with it!