Everything I Know About Love - Dolly Allerton Review ★★★☆☆

Great for: A chilled out Sunday afternoon and passing around your uni mates

Dolly’s memoir exploring her 20s is a light and fun read, peppered in with a few moments of heartbreak. Gives an entertaining take on all the things we think we know as we grow up.

I think whether or not you enjoy Dolly Allterton’s Everything I know About Love depends quite largely on how you spent your youth. If you can’t relate her stories to your own life it can be difficult to relate to the narrator. I’ve spoken about this book to people who had perhaps a more sensible time at uni who had called it self-indulgent and repetitive. People on the other end of the scale might find themselves on every other page.

‘Nearly everything I know about love, I’ve learnt from my long-term friendships with women.’

The reflections that Dolly makes on her past misadventures can make you look differently at your own. Whilst you can be sympathetic in some parts, others you can find yourself annoyed at the character. Perhaps in a similar way you might be annoyed at your own daft mistakes. The book is retelling of the good, bad and ugly is brave, believable and real.

Everything I know About Love is great to pick up when you’re looking for something readable and fun. The writing style makes it easy to fly through and the story is engaging and entertaining.



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