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One Direction: Dare to Dream: Life as One Direction

4.65 of 5 stars 4.65  ·  rating details  ·  6,048 ratings  ·  528 reviews
It's hard to believe how much has changed for us in just a few months. From five guys who didn't even know each other to making it to The X Factor final, heading off on our first tour, recording our first album, and releasing our own music, we've written this book so you can get to know who we really are, where we came from, and where we're going next.

This is our story of
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by HarperCollins (first published 2011)
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Jean Areecharoenlert
First off, I would like to say that I am a HUGE fan of One Direction, and the fans of One Direction are called Directioners. Since I am a Directioner, how is there a way I can't love this book? For me, this book is totally awesome and I would definitely find some time to read it over again. Just like how my friend, Ploy, reads Star Wars! :) As a Directioner, I have been looking for this book for quite a while now and it has not made me disappointed after I finished reading it. I now know more ab ...more
Mari Belle Dema-ala
I a m I n l o v e

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I love one direction


Wahh so much facts about them :3



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In love <3

1D forever
Abby
ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVER!!!ONE DIRECTION FOREVE ...more
Mikaela
Oct 03, 2011 Mikaela marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Though I'm worried about how scarily obsessive this will make me look, I'm afraid I'm going to have to put this on my to read shelf- I love the boys too much not to! I'm also actually REALLY curious as to what this book is all about...

As a side note- does anyone else think that Harry looks like a Mexican drug dealer on the front cover of their album? I mean, seriously, come on?!

lol
Kiarra
I love these boys with all of my heart and I have been a Directioner forever. Just watching them grow has made me smile. I'm so proud of them. From the bromances, the jokes, dances, to the crazy cheeky moments! They are part of my life and I couldn't imagine being without them.

This book tells their story and I've smiled a number of times reading what they had to say as well as laugh at a few moments that I knew of before reading the book. All of the pictures made me smile and coo even harder. It
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Jha Gaberia
I'm an ordinary girl who has sold her life to a boyband who doesn't know I exist. A fangirling potato. A Directioner.

This book introduces you to my five, sexy husbands namely Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Harry Styles. This tells you their journey as X-Factor contestants to becoming the next biggest boyband of this generation. As I read the whole book, I can't help but feel proud and happy. They have come so far. They have become an inspiration to a lot of us teenagers
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Adrienne
I give it a rating of five stars because of three obvious reasons:

1. I love One Direction, like really really love them. These five boys are my world. They are the ones who light up my world like nobody else. They are the ones who stole my heart. I've fallen for them since Torn and I'll keep falling for them no matter what they do (even if Harry shaves his head and Zayn gets rid of all of his tattoos, I'll still love them).

2. They are breathtakingly handsome. They are beyond perfection. I have a
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April
FETUS ONE DIRECTION ARE SO ADORABLE
Rachel H
I'm a fangirl. I'm sorry if you don't respect that.
I love this book with a passion. Just like I love the boys.
Yes, I own it. You should be jealous. You should also be in awe, because I am a Narnian, and it is no small feat for a Narnian to obtain 1D merchandise.
I wouldn't say it's a large feat, though. Medium-sized, probably.
But still.
*Directioner for life*
Mariana
READING LOG: 12/2/11

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Harry says his earliest memories are being at Disney, when he was about five. Then he says that his hair has changed a lot, and the worst part is that there is photos that prove it; and its kind of embarrassing. He says he is really competitive in sports. He likes things that involve skill and anything that’s a bit of a challenge. At the end of eight grade he and some friends formed a band.
He was shocked when they asked him to be the singer cause the only plac
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morgan
Jun 28, 2012 morgan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Directioners
Recommended to morgan by: bookstore
Of course I was going to give this book 5 stars. Friggin One Direction wrote this book. I LOVE One Direction! I really liked that I got to read all the different sides of all 5 boy band members. Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, and Niall Horan all auditioned for X Factor: UK. They all thought they were going home when they were grouped together and made into the most perfect boys band in the UK. I enjoyed reading the different opinions and differences they had before and du ...more
Ashley F
This book was absolutely amazing! I loved it, it was filled with so much detail and information about the band. As a fan, it made me understand them more.

I would only recommend this book if you are a fan. If you are not a fan of One Direction, then you would probably not find it that interesting. Also it is very hard to find the book. So, if you want to read it you have to be willing to wait a while, while you find a copy of the book.
Cher  Lloyd
I miss those boys! When I was with them on the X Factor they never failed to make me laugh. Especially Louis. He was hilarious. Liam was so sweet. Harry always made me feel beautiful. Zayn may have seemed shy, but he was really funny and nice. Lastly, Niall always made me feel better when I was down. I hope we can all meet up soon.
Franzi Robinsôn
When this book came out on sale, i couldn't believe my eyes, i love One Direction so in my eyes it was compulsory for me to buy it. Unfortunately i am not very good at saving my money so i only had 1/4 of the amount that it was on sale for which was $40 very expensive but very worth it.

Since it was my number one priority to buy this book, i wouldn't stop at nothing to own this book, i asked my little sister (who was the money saver of the family) to buy it for me, i said i would do anything, she
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Mistletoe Bieberrectioners
I thing they're The 1 of boyband
Soplada
Maybe it's the way this book is written..
or maybe it's because I can't find it again !! or .. or it's too hmmmm you know boring ,or it's the simple-empty-from-any-interesting-geniune-and-sincere-smally sized biographies.

So that lead me to stop reading the diary
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Catriona
I love this book, not only because I'm a major Directioner, but because I never really knew the boys and their experience before, and during The X Factor UK! I loved learning about their journey and it inspires me to go for my dreams too! I highly suggest this book, even if you've never heard of One Direction before!
Callie713
i thought this book was AMA-ZAYN and BRIL-LIAM ones i can remember) it taught me more about my future husbands than before and for those directonhaters, i dont care if u hate them (which u shld go 2 jail 4) just read it and it will change your mind!
xoxo1d stay amazing
Maria Mccreath
Aug 22, 2013 Maria Mccreath rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Maria by: One Direction YouTube channel
I love One Direction and I enjoy reading there biographies about how they where not even famous and now they are mega rich and famous. Also what they do when they are alone or the cameras are not following them, it shows also shows really good photos
Jess713
Ahem. Best book ever.
See, it IS educational. And it's funny. And entertaining. And a fun cool awesome read. Just saying.
It also educated me further about my husband, which is always a plus.
Jay
ONEDIRECTIONONEDIRECTIONONEDIRECTIONONEDIRECTIONONEDIRECTION *fangirls* AmaZAYN. PhenomeNIALL. BrilLIAM. ExtraordinHARRY. FabuLOUIS. Love it love it love it!!!!!!!
Carolyn Mary
I got this book over Christmas break and honestly tore right through it. I am obviously a huge Directioner myself, though, so that adds to the love of this book. ;) Anyways, though, this book was absolutely awesome. I loved that all of the boys wrote a section about themselves. This really gave you a good look into their lives, as it is truly what they were thinking and feeling in the situations that they wrote about.

Something that I really appreciated, also, was that this book had a lot of th
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shanice Davidson
i decided to read this book because other than praising their inspiring music, i thought that i would want to know what their behind story was. this book fits in the category of biography in the bingo board because it tells us information about their present lives, before lives and their hobbies. i found this book very interesting because it not only told me about their lives before and after, but it also told me how much they wanted it to be that way and what their dreams would be if it didn't ...more
erica
This book is about the life of the "One Direction" boys. Dare to Dream is their second book ; their first book is Forever Young. In each biography of the five boys, it includes early life, experience on the "X Factor" (which is a show that singers of all genres compete in to see who wins), their family, their experience going on tours and concerts, and lots more. In the book, it also has lots of pictures for the "directioners" (One Direction fans) and at the end of all the biographies there are ...more
elysia
This book was the One Direction to go. ;) Not only do I LOVE the band, but there bio's were really interesting. I could not get enough of the stories of the X-Factor in 2010.The stories of their childhood were the most intreging. I found out that Zayn Malik was not the socail butterfly. He only had a cople of friends and didn't talk to many people, so you can only imagine the change of when he was not famous to now when everyone knows his name. Harry Styles, the curly haired and emerald eyed hea ...more
Caitlyn
Dare to Dream is for any directioner out there. Each of the boys had their own little section and thanks. I could not put this book down; I loved it. I'm glad they let the boys write the book and not management.

About 3 years ago, on July 23rd 2010, 5 boys; Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne, were all called back to the stage after they did not get through to the solo artists. The judges told them they were too good to let go, and put the 5 boys together as One
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Hannah
Dare to Dream by One Direction was a book that I really enjoyed and would recommend to any One Direction fans! The book was an autobiography written by all five members of One Direction; Harry, Liam, Niall, Zayn, and Louis. Each chapter was about one of them and how they made it from living in a small English town to becoming a big boy band. They talked about growing up and their journey to becoming famous. I can connect this book to other autobiographies written by celebrities, because most aut ...more
Brittany
I'll admit it: I'm not immune to the musical styling of a certain boy band.

However, this book was poorly written. Which I guess is okay because they sing for a living. After the first few paragraphs, which they talk about their childhoods, is the point in which all of their lives merged and it basically became the same story. I can only read so many times how crazy the fans where when the boys got off the plane coming back from L.A. (Five, obviously)

I did like Liam's and Louis' sections because
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Alma
You're a directioner?
Well, then this book is perfect for you!
You come really close into the 5 boys life and you follow them in their everyday.
They use it like a diary and each of the boys have his own chapter in the book, where he tells you about his life and his childhood and how he grew up! They also tells you about their period on the X-Factor. All the great stuff you want to know about them!

If you're in love with these 5 boys, then this is THE book! It's funny, cute, inspiring, original an
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Sierra Hendrix
I am in love with One Direction!!!!! In fact I have two books of this one! Lol we'll my mom got one and I got the other for my birthday lol! I can't even say how much I love this band! Harry is my favorite in the band! One Direction are my heroes!!!!! Their music has saved me so much! Well that makes sense because they have the voices of angels!!!!!! They are perfect with a Capitol P! :) I rate this book five stars because I love them so much! I would recommend this book to anyone who absolutely ...more
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