Review: In Real Life by Joey Graceffa

In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World by Joey Graceffa

“Twenty-three year old Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of millions of teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational YouTube presence (not to mention his sparkling eyes and perfect hair). Yet, Joey wasn't always comfortable in his skin, and in this candid memoir, he thoughtfully looks back on his journey from pain to pride, self-doubt to self-acceptance.
To his fans, Joey is that best friend who always captures the brighter side of life but also isn’t afraid to get real. In the pages of his first book, he opens up about his years of struggling with family hardships and troubles at school, with cruel bullying and the sting of rejection. He tells of first loves and losses, embarrassing moments and surprising discoveries, loneliness, laughter, and life-changing forks in the road, showing us the incalculable value of finally finding and following your true passion in this world. Funny, warm-hearted, and inspiring, Joey Graceffa’s story is a welcome reminder that it’s not where you begin that matters, but where you end up.

Can I start off by saying how much I love Joey? I mean he is an amazing person how has a big heart and knows how to make people smile even when they don't feel like it. I bought his book one day before a job interview at Barnes and Nobles as a little treat to myself just because. I starting reading this the same day I bought it mainly because I was really excited that Joey was the first of my Internet Personal book collection and I really just wanted to get more of an insight on the things I don’t know about him. When I started reading I could not put it down it’s one of those books that you just want to keep reading just to know what happens at the end even though you kind of already do. I stayed up most of the night reading as well as going through an emotional roller-coaster just like Joey in some parts of the book I laughed, cried, got my heart broken everything he felt I felt.
I finished the book the next day around 8am sitting at Old West CafĂ© with my family just wanting to know how he ended it- if that makes any sense- and honestly I wasn't let down by how he ended it. It was on such a positive note with so much feeling and words of wisdom that many people will carry around for a long time. My favorite chapter of the book is chapter 14 hands down mostly because it’s only two words. I’m not going to say what they are if you want to know go pick up a copy.

Would I recommend/reread?
To end this ramble I would definitely have to say I would totally recommend –and reread- this to anyone especially people who are dealing with trying to discover how they are when it comes to their sexuality or if they are having trouble at home. Joey opens up a lot about his Mother and her addiction to alcohol as well as little tips and pointer on how to get the person help and find a way of dealing with things.

Rating out of 5
If you have read In Real life what is your favorite chapter or favorite part of the book?-besides Joey’s face on the cover ha-


  1. I don't watch Joey but his book sounds interesting. Great review!

    Tash Xx

    1. Thank you Tash it really is an interesting book

  2. I love Joey, I really need to get his book. I also love chapter 14 I saw it in my friends book. Loevely post T'erica xx

    1. Chapter 14 made me smile for days I Iove it. His book is amazing as well I definitely recommend it x