Saturday, May 8, 2010

Book Review: Miles to Go by Miley Cyrus

Description (from Goodreads):
Three years ago, Miley Cyrus was a virtual unknown. Her life in rural Tennessee was filled with family, friends, school, cheerleading, and the daily tasks of living on a farm. And then came a little show called Hannah Montana.

Almost overnight, Miley would rocket to superstardom, becoming a television and singing phenomenon. Quiet days were replaced with sold-out concerts, television appearances, and magazine shoots. But through it all, Miley has remained close to her family and friends and has stayed connected to the Southern roots that made her so strong.

In Miles to Go, Miley offers an honest, humorous, and often touching story of one girl's coming-of-age—from private moments with her pappy to off-roading with her dad, Billy Ray, to her run-ins with mean girls. Miley talks about suffering through drama and heartbreak and coming out the other end unscathed (relatively). And now for the first time, she will discuss it all-the milestones still left to reach (driver's license! voting!), dreams to live out (travel to Asia! find true love!), and the lessons to be learned (remembernig to enjoy every moment!).

This is a truly unique look inside the world of one of today's biggest and brightest star as she tackles looking back and moving forward.

My thoughts: When I noticed that the library of my city had a copy of this book I decided that I want to read it, just out of interest. I became quite familiar with Miley Cyrus while I lived in States. For a 10 months I lived in a same house with two little girls who basically worshipped Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus. I watched the show with them daily and LOVED IT! So funny, you don't have to think anything while watching it.

I did not have a lot of expectations towads this book. I must say that I was pretty suprised from the outcome. I've never been the biggest fan on Miley Cyrus but reading this book really opened my eyes in some sense and I started to respect her more. She was only 12, if I remember right, when she got the part of Hannah Montana and in a short time came to be known in the whole world. I would have never been ready for something like that in age of 12. But she had a dream, something she knew she really wants to do more than anything and she did everything to achieve it. I always believed that she got famous only because of her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, but while reading this book I discovered that she actually did several auditions for the role of Hannah Montana and that her father was not involved in any way.

In the this book Miley also discusses her first love to "prince charming" (I would guess this prince charming is Nick Jonas from Jonas Brothers). I liked the fact that she did not address this Prince Charming by his real name, she just tells what she felt towards him and why he was (and still is) such an important person to her. Miley also tells about the hell she went through in middle school and tells about her family in such a positive light. She really must love her family A LOT.

After reading this book I understood that deep down, she is also a young girl who just wants to hang around with her family and friends. She does not feel ashamed for her faith to God, which I really feel respect for. I am not religious myself, sometimes I wish I could be, but I really respect people who are proud of their faith and beliefs. Miles to Go by Miley Cyrus is a great book about a ordinary girl who with a hard work achieves something she has been dreaming about since she was a little girl.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks Carrie. I must say that even though I am not a big fan of her music (its okay and I listen to it sometimes but it is not exactly the type of music I normally listen to) reading this book really made me like her as a person.

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  2. I probably would never pick this one up but it's good to hear that someone who is such a public figure is still such a normal person in so many ways.

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