REVIEW OF ‘THE POINTLESS BOOK’ BY ALFIE DEYES

Alfie Deyes, vlogger of PointlessBlog, is one of my favourite YouTuber’s, and when he announced he would be releasing a book, as well as embarking on a book signing, my inner fan girl externally squealed with delight.

The Pointless Book has been in the top five Waterstones and Amazon bestsellers list since its release in September. Hyped as an interactive version of Wreck This Journal, The Pointless Book has been incredibly popular amongst Alfie’s fan base, showcasing the power of social media stars and their influence on fans.

The book, which retails at £8.99, also has an app to accompany it. The Pointless Book app is free and allows readers to unlock digital content, such as notes by Alfie as well as videos, bringing the book back to where it originally stemmed from, Alfie’s online career.

When Alfie first announced his project, it was evident just how excited he was. Referring to it as a ‘gift for his fans,’ the book hosts a series of ‘pointless tasks’ from designing your own album cover to taking things more interactive with video challenges such as filming yourself attempting different accents, the book is fun, easy to access, and a great way to procrastinate. My favourite thing about The Pointless Book is the positive tasks included inside, such as writing a love letter, ripping it out and giving it to someone, as well as a give this to your friend and let them write compliments about you page. Totes heart eye emoji!

Take a look at Alfie announcing the book here, and try not to burst into a cheesy grin:

Now, I did mention a book tour which Alfie planned, however, that got a little bit pushed back after the first day, when 8000 screaming fans turned up at his Piccadilly Circus signing. Nonetheless, the British vlogger is planning more signings and even plans to take them global, a true pay back to the over three million subscribers he has amassed:

Alfie isn’t alone in the trend of YouTube stars branching out. His girlfriend Zoe Sugg (Zoella) also has book in the works. Girl Online, her debut novel is set for release in November and has already achieved a number on status on amazon pre orders.  As well as this, Zoe recently released a beauty collection for Superdrug, which has flown off of shelves. Other vloggers branching out include one of my other favourites, Australian YouTube Troye Sivan, who recently hit 10 million listens on Spotify for his single ‘Happy Little Pill.’

Alfie is one of Britain’s top YouTube stars and is now also a number one bestselling author. The Pointless Book is great to enjoy on your own, or even to buy as a gift over the upcoming festive period. All of the activities inside the book were created by Alfie, and some were inspired by the content on his vlog.

Let us know what you think of Alfie’s book with a video diary twist. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #thepointlessbook when tweeting any challenges you’ve accepted or pages you’ve completed!

Aimée Costa 

@aimeecoffee

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