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The Only Pirate at the Party – Lindsey Stirling

Title: The Only Pirate at the Party

Author: Lindsey Stirling and Brooke S. Passey

Genre: Autobiography

Plot: Lindsey Stirling is a well known violinist and dancer. She got her fame from America’s Got Talent and Youtube. In her book, Lindsey talked about her childhood and her rise to fame. She was originally from Arizona. She came from a family of four who often struggled to buy luxury items. Lindsey credit’s her inspiration for learning violin was to be a better instrumentalist than her sister. While she was happy to have violin lessons, she often noticed that that her parent’s sacrificed so she could have them. She often credits her faith for helping through a lot of her struggles. Her main struggle throughout her life was anorexia. It started while she was attending BYU. While it took control for a long time, she thankfully overcame it. Lindsey often times still struggles with it, especially when she gets stressed. While she talks about going on America’s Got Talent (and struggling with the loss), and working briefly with Andrea Bocelli (and his assistant asking her to leave), she talked of her family and friend’s unconditional love and support. As her fame grew, she talked about gaining new friends and going on tour. She also talked about meeting some of her fans and that it’s made her sad that it costs so much for fans to meet her.

Rating: 3.4 – an interesting read and I’m glad to know more about an amazing artist

Opinion: Lindsey Stirling is an amazing violinist and dancer. I’ve enjoyed learning more about her. Although we have similar, but different, faith I’m glad that she has kept her faith and that her fame hasn’t made her lose or compromise it. It’s nice to remember that stars are humans too, and have struggles, too. She has a spark and spunk that I admire. Although her bio wasn’t as amazing, I enjoyed learning about what makes Lindsey, Lindsey. I give her many kudos for overcoming an addiction as hard as anorexia. I applaud Lindsey for her violin playing, dancing, and staying true to herself. This is a good book for anyone wanting to learn about a well loved violinist. Or about someone who’s overcome anorexia. This is a good book for anyone who wants to learn about someone who’s stayed true to themselves.

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