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One Direction: Forever Young: Our Official X Factor Story

4.68  ·  Rating Details ·  2,768 Ratings  ·  86 Reviews
100% official, authored by the band Five boys, five months, one incredible dream. It's crazy to think that five months ago we didn't know each other at all--we were just five guys from different corners of the country, who dreamed of being popstars. Now we've not only found the best friends we've ever had, but we've made it to the final of "The X Factor" and got a recordin ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published February 17th 2011 by HarperCollins (first published February 1st 2011)
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April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jun 07, 2015 April (Aprilius Maximus) rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
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Line
Sep 19, 2012 Line rated it liked it
It's fun to read, I mean if you like One Direction of course! But there's a lot of pictures, and they are pretty young and it's kinda hilarious - but they're cute, so no harm done. I bought it when I had a huge crush on Harry Styles, and I didn't have the time to finish it, but now I'm done, and as i said they are really sweet, and you get to know the story behind 1D.
Lauren
Aug 11, 2011 Lauren rated it it was amazing
I have read this book loads of times as it is factual, you can find information from it easily and it is so captivating, you find yourself wanting to find out more and more about each of the boys in One Direction. This is the book on my bookshelf that is most picked up. I love just laying down and picking up where I would like to read. You don't have to read it in any particular order, you can just find out facts and enjoy a bit of their life whenever you feel like doing so.
It helps you apprecia
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Demetria
Feb 28, 2013 Demetria rated it it was amazing
Great book! It had the ONE THING which makes a book good!
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It revealed alot about One Direction during the Xfactor.
I WILL NOT SAY ANYMORE!
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Page
Sep 23, 2012 Page rated it it was amazing
I decided to read this because I love One Direction and really wanted to read about their time on The X-Factor in more detail.

On the bingo board this goes into "a dairy, autobiography or biography".

The book was amazing really, it had pictures, quotes from the boys, the whole journey and everything you could ever want to know about it. It really goes into their time at The X Factor, telling you all the details abut it and facts about the boys, I love how they can make you feel as if they are talk
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Maria Mccreath
Mar 05, 2012 Maria Mccreath rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Directioners
I just bought this book and started reading it. I really enjoy it, especially because they wrote once they just became famous and where getting used to all the fame. In this book they talk about there family, and there lives. I love this book and it is added to my One Direction book autobiographies with Dare To Dream.
Rachel
Apr 20, 2011 Rachel rated it it was amazing
ITS MY LIFE!!!! LOVE THE BOYS TO MUCH!!

BEEN THERE FROM THE BEGINING AND TO INFINITY AND BEYOND TO THE END!!!!
Cher  Lloyd
Jun 26, 2012 Cher Lloyd marked it as to-read
I miss these guys! Haven't seen them since the good old days on x factor.
Ashley
May 13, 2017 Ashley rated it liked it
Shelves: library, 3-stars, 2017
Sooo remember when I read New Kids on the Block: Five Brothers and a Million Sisters and in my review, I said "maybe because it's just in my blood to be a teenybopper (it's why I've never listened to One Direction, nobody wants to see a 30something year old obsessed with a teenage boyband.)"

Well, it's a month after that review, and I fell down the 1D hole. HARD. I blame Harry Styles. I always knew he was cute as heck, so when he released "Sign of the Times" OF COURSE I was curious and had to
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ankitA KC
Dec 12, 2011 ankitA KC rated it it was amazing
AMAZaynnnn..... <3 1D
Julie
Aug 15, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing
Never read the book is it good?
Cherie
Nov 10, 2012 Cherie rated it did not like it
I sat down, just planning on reading the forward of this book to see what Simon had to say. I never meant to read it all. It really says something about how gripping it is that an hour and twenty minutes of straight reading later (sorry optometrist!), I had finished it all (even the acknowledgements).


I didn’t like how this book requires past knowledge to really understand the things that were going on. I was never introduced to the characters, and had to figure out for myself who matched which
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Suzie
Aug 06, 2011 Suzie rated it liked it
More of a glorified picture book than a searing insight into their time on the X Factor, but for what it is, it does it very well, and manages to present enough snippets that weren't covered by the press at the time to make it interesting. Entertaining and pretty (and I mean the book here...).
Makaily
Jan 15, 2012 Makaily rated it it was amazing
I love them and this book it's amazing!! 5 stars!!
Bianca
Aug 15, 2012 Bianca added it
I really want to read this book but how can you actually read it??
Maitha
Mar 15, 2014 Maitha rated it it was amazing
hey 1D Ilove so mutch I love you harry so mutch
Vladuta
i love one derection and this boys are my life .the bok is very good
Kaye (krikabica)
Mar 11, 2013 Kaye (krikabica) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 1daf, 2016-reads
Got their very first book! Yayy



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I hope this will be available in the Philippines soooooooon! :)
Guilhermeee
Jul 12, 2012 Guilhermeee rated it really liked it
Já há imenso tempo que queria este livro, mas sempre que procurava por ele na Fnac, nunca o encontrava, pois estava esgotado. Até que há umas semanas, estava na Fnac, não com a intenção de o comprar, mas para minha grande alegria, lá se encontrava o livro. Acho que vou começar a ir com a intenção de não comprar os livros, para eles estarem sempre lá.
Este livro fala-nos da experiência da banda britânica One Direction, composta pelos cinco talentosos Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tom
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Sam
Jul 28, 2013 Sam rated it liked it
I really liked the fact that I learned a lot more about One Direction's time on the X Factor. It was full of little things I didn't know yet, and about how they experienced those couple of months. It was just a cute little book. Except for that it's a huge book, and most of the book is filled with pictures. I love the pictures, I just wish the pictures would have been smaller, and there would have been much more information, much more stories. Because this is such a big book, and expensive, and ...more
Natasha
Apr 22, 2012 Natasha rated it liked it
Shelves: owned, non-fiction
I bought because I really wanted some merchandise, with One Direction just leaving Australia and all. And it's an amazing book with insights to their journey along the X-Factor, and plenty of pictures to keep you happy. And although it's rather thick, it's a very easy read.

I bought it for $30, which is pretty expensive, but I can't say that I hated it. I just wished that there was more substance, because I killed it in about an hour. But either way, it's a great way to document One Direction's j
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Georgia
May 18, 2014 Georgia rated it it was amazing
found this book in my cupboard from a couple of years back, re-read it and still loved it. it's incredible to go through and see how far one direction have come from then til now. you see them saying things like 'we want to eventually break america' or 'hopefully one day we'll have our own tour' and it's quite overwhelming to realize that they have in fact achieved that and a hell of a lot more. will always find their story absolutely amazing.
Melissa
Jul 11, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
This book gives and insight to how much X factor has Changed One Direction's lives. From when they grew up, each one direction-er gives there story of their own lives and then take you through their x factor experience.
Such a good book, thoroughly enjoyed it.
Happy Reading...
Mimi Mancuso
Jun 29, 2012 Mimi Mancuso rated it it was amazing
This book clearly represents a voyage in these boys journey to the top, I, a HUGE Directioner, say this book shows, not only facts and events, but feelings and points of views of each boy, feels like I am the interviewer.
Marge
Mar 21, 2015 Marge added it
For some reason, this appeared on my Goodreada page as "Currently Reading". I can't even delete it from my list. I did not read this so I can't review. Maybe it is a good read for teen girls. I have this to say about the group though - they do have staying power. And for that I salute them.
Jess Kelly
Feb 18, 2014 Jess Kelly rated it it was amazing
If you like bibliographies and/or One DIrection, you will enjoy this book. This book is based on One Directions X Factor journey and all the drama that came with it. It also gives you information about all the boys and their lives. It has fun facts and good pictures of them
Mariamjoudeh
Mar 02, 2013 Mariamjoudeh is currently reading it
love it :D :D
Stavrina
Mar 06, 2013 Stavrina added it
Shelves: forever-young
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rachel Nicole
Apr 15, 2013 Rachel Nicole rated it it was amazing
I love this book and I'm a Directioner all the way one direction forever and always
Tess_murphy
Mar 28, 2012 Tess_murphy rated it it was amazing
I love u 1D!!!!!!
u guys r amazing!!!!!!!
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