I’d like to predicate this review by saying that I’m not the type of girl that watches or reads lifestyle blogs from people I don’t know and never will. Therefore, it’s probably a good thing that I didn’t realize Arden Rose, the author of Almost Adulting, made her name as a YouTube vlogger. However, having just finished the book, I can understand why she is such a popular vlogger, even though I cringe to use that word. She’s personable. I felt like I was talking to an older sister (which I’ve never had, by the way) while reading this book. It was short and sweet and to the point. In fact, the book touched on a lot of issues that self-help books for young adults skirt around.
That being said, this book is for people in college and beyond. Maybe high school. Arden Rose knows her audience, has curated it for years, and this book really plays to that audience. It deals with issues like decorating your apartment, on a budget, mental health issues, sex, relationships, social media, and general anxiety about becoming a capital a Adult.