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My Life as Eva: The Struggle is Real

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  683 ratings  ·  57 reviews
From the popular YouTube personality Eva Gutowski comes an amazing book on all the ups and downs of life that everyone goes through, but no one is able to easily push through. From living on a diet of ramen noodles (and the occasional lucky maple poptart), to getting dumped not one- not two, but three times in high school, Eva has truly seen the craziest of times. She ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published February 14th 2017 by Gallery Books
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Abby Hall Yes. There are high school situations but I'd say for the most part a mature middle schooler could read it.
Abby Hall I recently finished listening to the book on Audible and really liked it. If you are a fan of Eva Gutowski, I would highly recommend it. It really…moreI recently finished listening to the book on Audible and really liked it. If you are a fan of Eva Gutowski, I would highly recommend it. It really made me feel a stronger connection with Eva as a person. There are good pictures in the paper copy, but I loved listening to the author's voice as she told her story.(less)

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Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
This is one of the most inspiring books I've ever read/listened to. (Since this is the second audio book I've ever listened to, but it's so much more inspiring than most books I've read).
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is an awesome and amazing book I totally recommend this book to anyone who likes life style and reality books. Really all I can say is read it you will LOVE it I promise!!!! It is my FAVORITE book
I have EVER read!!!
Amelie M
When I first found out that Eva Gutowski released a book, I couldn't handle my excitement. I could finally read through some ,what I consider, very teaching and interesting stories that could either get my mood up or just cause me to want to change my life in a very positive way.

I relished reading about very relatable moments and situations that Eva went through. It amazed me that her character is so positive and merry, despite all the bad and horrible things that life dragged her through. This
3.5 Stars
Listened to the audiobook read by Eva Gutowski
TW: Rape
This was fine and I enjoyed it enough. Obviously nothing ground breaking here, but I used to watch Eva's videos so I thought I'd give it ago when I saw it available through my library. I think this would be a decent book for those in her usual subscriber age range and this had some decent advice and spread some nice sentiments. However, I'm not sure how to put this, but it seemed almost like her life was too... easy? The book is
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought it was interesting to read “My Life As Eva”. Her book is about a variety of different experiences she had and a lot of stories thats she shares that she had experienced during her high school and college years. It was unbelievable to read of what she went through and was very engaging. She also shares recipes that look super delicious.

She writes so much addvise that can be helpful for high school years and overcoming situations that readers can relate to that also she experienced. Eva
Jonas Stephan Johnson
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: delfin82
Good day all is well please this is i faith a great book through lore life is a struggle thanks so much god bless really have it good.
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a cute and very quick read. Not really a big fan of her now though.
Very interesting, motivational, inspiring and truthful. I would highly suggest this book to young adults in high school, junior high, or college. A lot about love, heartbreak, confusing moments, and pain.
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book! I learned so much about the author and how she overcame something terrible!
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
I would say this is a very typical YouTuber book. I watch Eva's videos, which is mainly what encouraged me to pick this up when I saw it at the library. I know Eva's audience is a bit younger than me, and the book definitely demonstrates this. One of the most frustrating things in this memoir was that it was written in a "write as you talk" way, which for Eva can be very long winded and a little too internet speaky. Distracts from the narrative and the points she is trying to make. This is sad ...more
Erika Vella
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
it's a life lesson. enjoyed every single page.
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great, light read for fans! I felt so much more connected with her because of this book :) love you Eva
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't like reading and I promise you won't be able to put the book down after you pick it up.
Kylee Retos
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Do you watch YouTube? Well if you do then you have probably heard of Eva Gutowski or “My Life As Eva”, she is a youtuber who recently wrote a book called “My Life As Eva: The Struggle Is Real”, i thought I would read it because i watch her YouTube videos and before reading this book I didn't really know much about her life behind the camera. This book was mainly about her lifestyle and also a comedy i would say. Eva explained that many tragic things happened in her life, and even though she is a ...more
Olivia Smith
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Novel “My Life as Eva The Struggle is real” by Eva Gutowski, is a bibliography about Eva’s life. She talks about high school, college, and living on her own and all of the encounters and adventures that come with it. Eva’s book is mostly about figuring out how she feels and what type of life she wants to figure out for herself. She writes about each year of high school (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior year) and the boyfriends, friendships, hardships, and fun she was able to have. When ...more
Ryan Monasch
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
My Life as Eva: The Struggle is real by Eva Gustowski is a great book for teens and young adults going through rough times. It teaches valuable life lessons like don't change for other people. Everyone at one point just has those days or weeks where their life seems horrible. Not many people are able to open up about thing like that. With this book, I got to see inside the authors life and how similar her life is to mine. Now that I've read this book I have a support for when I'm going through ...more
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was definitely a 3.5 star for me. It was very original, nothing about it made me want to rethink life decisions or follow a new path. I’m not saying I hated it because there were many things I did enjoy, but there were also parts that made me think “do I really need to read this”. I still love Eva and will continue to watch her YouTube channel. This book just will never leave a big mark in my life.
Deepika Anand
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
It is more like a magazine than a book. Might be useful for teens but definitely not a good read for adults. There are a couple of twists and major turns about her life. Otherwise easy to read. I think most of the teens will be able to relate to her story. Hardly will take 2-3 hours to complete it. Definitely not a "must read".
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: diversity
I only ordered this because of the high rating and because I wanted to read more about her struggle with breakups and sexual assault, both of which she mentioned would be in here. And they were, but this book was obviously written to appeal to younger high school age kids, so everything "inspiring" I had already heard and implemented into my own life.
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! Eva's story is funny, relatable, and inspiring. She also provides helpful advice that's very applicable. However, I wish she had used fewer abbreviations-sometimes, the text came across as childish.
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing, Eva went through A LOT of things in his life and still figure how to achieve her goals and be who she is now. She doesn't let that horrible things take her down and that is so inspiring and moving

10000000% RECOMENDED
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I personally really like Eva as a YouTuber, so that's what helped pick out this book in the first place. In the book, Eva gives really good advice on almost all aspects of an American teen. Sometimes, the lessons were repetitive.
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the stories in this book and highly suggest it to anyone struggling in life who needs reassurement. Some parts i did skip because they dragged on but i truly did love this book and I imagine i'll re-read it soon
Oct 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Good advice for teen girls. If I were 14 I would probably give it . ...more
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: g-non-fiction
This felt more like a magazine rather than a book (it's not a bad thing). Personally i found it pretty average for a youtuber book.
Emilia Utter
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
It took me time to read this book, but I still really enjoy reading this once in a while. This book made me realize that life isn’t perfect but its fun and worth of living.
amanda rose
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
pretty interesting to learn about Eva’s life!
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing, sad, funny, and awesome!
Miriam Rose
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
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YouTube sensation Eva Gutowski (better known as MyLifeAsEva) is a fashion, lifestyle and comedy vlogger with over 6 Million YouTube Subscribers and 12M followers across social media. Each week, Eva shares comedy sketches, travel footage, Tumblr-inspired DIYs and outfits, and more.
“And life won’t be easy at some points, but you have to realize life isn’t supposed to be easy. If everyone lived their lives with no sadness, no pain and nothing going absolutely and completely wrong, how would we appreciate the simple but amazing moments?” 1 likes
“This is a journey of my life to guide you through your own. It’s a reflection of my own mistakes, best mistakes, and weirdest moments that I want to let you in on.” 1 likes
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