If you’re not familiar with YouTube star, Georgia, then get yourself online and start your education – you’ll find skits and parodies, montages, flexibity videos and so much more. It appears to be whatever Georgie is interested in exploring at the time, just like her first book The Amazingly Disorganised Help Dictionary.
Jump on to her Instagram and there is more of Georgia out living the teen dream – and 103k followers are loving that dream! So as a parent you may not be familiar with Georgia, but it’s very likely your kids are big fans already.
To fill you in, Georgia is a 19-year-old Australian girl who lives with her mum, dad and puppy in Newcastle NSW. She launched her YouTube channel in 2013 at the age of 14 and hasn’t looked back.
The book is a culmination of all of this with random lists, hot tips, advice, activities, stories, and YouTube information. Starting with 10 things you need to know about Georgia – she believes that girls supporting girls is really important and continues on to Georgia-isms, slogans like‘Get it Wrong Gotta be Strong’ and anecdotes about braces, fashion mistakes and more.
It’s a lot of fun and the subtext is that it’s ok to be you and make sure that you embrace that. Georgia also shares details about her ADHD and anxiety including an anxiety worksheet and personal stories.
There are also practical tips on doing a YouTube video and establishing yourself online.
The Amazingly Disorganised Help Dictionary moves at a fast pace and from idea to idea, so there is no opportunity to get bored. It’s funny, very engaging, and filled with lots of photos of Georgia, friends and family.
Uplifting and inspiring, Georgia’s book also shows what teens might consider to be a weakness – that they may not be happy to put on YouTube or Instagram – can often be turned into an asset.
The 12+ girl will grab this book and devour it and it will give parents a bit more of an insight into the teen brain!
Tune into her channel and you might find Georgia doing gymnastics with Grandma, trying on her mum’s clothes, giving an all-too-real take on first world problems and even poking fun at YouTube itself. As someone with ADHD, Georgia is focused on channelling what some may see as negatives into positives, and using her amazing ability to be distracted (and do impressions) to make her viewers – and readers – smile.