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Book Review: The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire


The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester – Hardback, 224 pages – Published October 8th 2015 by Ebury Press

Two of my favourite things combined together: YouTube and reading!

The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire is just jam-packed with everything a fan could want. Stories, photos, illustrations, quizzes, trivia… There is so much going on!

Of course, the boys talk about their show on Radio 1, and all the opportunities that arose from the job – such as meeting One Direction. They also share their school experiences, their trip to Japan, and a rather unbelievable tale about what happened in Vegas…

As well as all their personal memories and journals, Dan and Phil talk about how they began their YouTube careers, and give advice to those wanting to go into the same profession. There’s even a handy generator for video ideas!

All out favourite characters are mentioned, with Jessica, Becky, Dil Howlter, Simon the shrimp and Phil’s lion having their own pages. Oh, and a double-page spread of Phil’s hamster-breeding experiences.

And yes, there is fan-fiction. Phil Lester’s tale, The Hand, features Harry Styles in a rather unexpected manner… And Dan’s The Urge is, unsurprisingly, rather strange and dark. They are surprisingly nice reads in themselves!

Everything sounds as if the boys are reading aloud to you, as they’ve managed to capture their own voices in text. It’s honestly just like watching one of their videos!

Here are some of the many visual pages in the book:

There are deep moments, weird moments, helpful moments, funny moments. I would definitely recommend that any fans of AmazingPhil and Danisnotonfire read this! I’m going to give it 4 stars, as I really enjoyed it!