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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 23 November 2002
I really enjoyed this book and it is one of my favourite books I have read this year.
It tells you of Britneys childhood in her home town, with aspirations to be famous, her days on the Mickey mouse club and days in NYC and the success of her singing career. It is the only book to read about her as contains quoates from her family and friends and is by her and her mum.
The achievements of a small town girl made me realise anyone can achieve their dreams. The relationship between Brit and her mum is lovely. Especailly as I have the same with my Mum.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2001
This book is soooo brilliant. It captures Britney's personality I couldn't put it down. People critise Britney for growing up to fast or being to sexy but nobody realises she has feelings too. You realise this more as you read the book. Britney and Lynne tell you about their struggle of financle problems, this makes you realise that they didn't always have money, and are just like any one of us.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This is an absoloute great book. It's full of great facts about Britney, and it explain how she became one of the worlds most famous teenage singers! Heart To Heart, tells you about Britneys' childhood, her days at the Mickey Mouse Club, and her rise to fame. The book also illustrates the wonderful relationship which Britney and her mother share. This book is a great read, and Britney fans will love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2001
Although this book is mostly about Britanys private life and rise to stardom, it is also about how important it is to love and respesct your parents. It shows that how ever much you acheive in life it is still important to love and respect all that helped you get to that position, and really they are the people who are most important in your life and nothing should get in the way of your love and/or freinship, even if it is because you are famous. This book is absolutley fantastic, and has certainly taught me a lesson on life. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read it wheather you are a fan of Britany or not, because really it is not just about one star but about how important a family is. Well done Brit!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 May 2001
A MUST HAVE BOOK FOR EVERYBODY. IT HAS A REALY GOOD BACKGROUND ON BRITNEYS LIFE PLUS SOME GOOD COLOUR PICS
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on 10 November 2012
This book was a total unexpected surprise. I've had it for years and never felt truly motivated to begin it. The cover is cute but the artwork and the title didn't really impress me enough to want to divulge in it right away. This book has what no other book about Britney has: her words non-fictional and true! This is not an unauthorized biography or journalist but her up close with her sayings, her quotes, her thoughts, and her dreams. Her mom's words [Lynne Spears] are of course also highlighted page to page as this is a book treasured and dedicated mother to daughter and vice versa. The book was a testament and a reflection of the close bond Britney and her mom share. Over the years, they have grown closer with the good and bad times reinforcing their relationship. Britney and Lynn wanted to share their experience and pour their thoughts in a way to inspire others.

For the curious fan, this has many untold facts and experiences by Britney. She shares her journey into her beginnings all the way to her success. This will take you up to the ...BABY ONE MORE TIME success and right before album release of OOPS!...I DID IT AGAIN. As one who gets easily bored I must say I didn't put this book down for 1 minute nor see how many pages I had left as I read. If you've ever been curious to know what Britney is like then this will answer those questions. After reading this book I feel that I will probably go back to it for inspiration and reflection.

My favorite parts are many but here are a few quotes:

Britney states: "I've always been able to work through my fears and doubts. The way I see it, you can let them hold you back, or you can tell them to back off. It's all up to you."

Britney states: "I pray all the time. Every night before I go to sleep, I thank God for what I have and ask Him to watch over me and all the people I love. Right before we go on-stage for a concert, we all join hands--all the dancers, all the musicians, all the crew--and I lead us in a prayer. I find a lot of comfort knowing I can talk to God and He's listening. That's the way we were raised, and my family still goes to church on Sundays. I don't think I could ever look at how lucky I am now and not think that God had a hand in it."

Lynn states: "I always tell Brit that God works in mysterious ways. If you're looking in one direction and the path ends, then turn around and see where other roads might lead you..."

Britney states: "When I get into my dance mode, nothing in the world can get me out of it. One of my managers, Larry Rudolph calls it "the Zone"."

Britney states: "This album is similar in style to my first-- a lot of pop music that just makes you feel good and want to get on your feet and dance. But hold on to your seats for the third one. I think it will be a change--definitely more of a stretch for me creatively. Believe it or not, I kind of see myself one day going more into ballads and R&B [that's really my sound]...."

Aside the book being full of Britney's and Lynn's thoughts there are pictures throughout and quotes from other sources [friends, family members, and so forth]. The book has details on Britney's childhood with information on her dreams, aspirations, friends, and hang ups. Unlike other books I've read this had extras not seen. One is: "Brit was usually pretty scared of Santa". Others would be photos of her and her best friend Laura Lynne Covington, as well as photos with celebrities like Ricky Martin and Celine Dione. One such detail I had not known of Britney is her determination and confidence. One quote reveals this quite well. She says:

"It's important to stick up for what you believe in, even if others challenge you. I think when you begin to doubt yourself, it's like self-sabotage. As long as you're being true to your goals and working really hard, you have to have faith that everything will fall into place. And if it doesn't right away, you still have to keep on going. You can cry over something you can't control, you can sit there moping, feeling sorry for yourself, or you can just pick yourself up and try again. I did my share of crying, but it never lasted very long. Mama's optimism is contagious, and I guess my hopes were stronger than my fears."

In short, this entire reading will give a glimpse up-close to Britney's life on the road, on tour, on creating of her albums, before her success, after her impact on the scene, when she hurt her knee, when her hopes were down, up or in between, and much more. She keeps the faith, holds strong her dream to reach the top and believes. While many would give up Britney alongside her mom's support reveal a close tight relationship that further tightens the bond to sacrifice a lot in attempts to fight for the belief in your passion! The fire was there, the desire was strong, but it was through hard work, determination, and struggle that kept the dream alive. Lynn takes you there step by step in close revelation of how it all happened. Britney pours her heart to share her moments and thoughts. And together they bring a phenomenal account that to this day no other release can compete with. This book is a must-have for the die-hard fan, Britney newcomer, or curious. It will definitely give you a better understanding of Britney and her life. Through Britney's words and Lynn's the results are apparent. No other book can capture the true essence better!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 7 June 2001
This book is brilliant. It made me realise just what an amazing person she is. In this fabulously written book britney and her mum share the inspiring story of a small girl from louisiana who, by following her dreams, became a singing and dancing superstar. With quotes from her whole family and her closest friends this book is a must have for all britney fans. It contains behind the scenes photos, and loads of information about britney's childhood and her rocky road to success. it tells the story of britneys courage and determination thru injury and her will to carry on- thru the good times and the bad. We find out about how britney coped with failure disappointment and most importantly how she didn't let anything stand in the way of her goals. so join britney and her mum as they recall all their happiest memories and their saddest ones too. This heart-warming story will be loved by teenagers and mothers world wide. I think britney spears is such an amazing person, and she's soooooooo talented too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 September 2000
Forget Billie Piper, Britney Spears has to be one of the most talented pop stars i've ever seen and now she's bought out this brilliant book! What more could anyone want? If you happen to walk past a book shop or you see amazon selling this BUY IT or you won't know what your missing out on.See the world through Britneys eyes buy this book.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 18 October 2000
I thought I knew Britney; I had all the merchandise, knew the words to her songs, and I knew her family history, but that doesn't really amount to much. I didn't know HER. The book capivated me from the first page, I just HAD to find out what happened next. The book is written in an easy to understand fromat and includes, many never before seen photos of Britney in her childhood, and early teens. Because the book waas a joint effort form both Brit, and her mama Lynne, it isn't all easy sailing. Lynne conveys some very important messages about parenting, (because of this, I have suggested that MY mother reads it!!!). Heart to Heart covers, not only britneys life, and works, but her. I was very touched, and have grown now to see Brit not as an idol, but as something much more. You can find out all you need to know about her songs, her love life, and her clothes on MTV, but noone ever seems to talk about her; her belives, her feelings, her family, her faith, HER. I believe that in reading this book, you can begin to see Britney as a friend, a sister even. She is conveyed in such a trufthful way, they don't brag, or manipulate you into thinking that she's a star; they just lay down the bare facts and let you interpret them. It was a brilliant book, and I don't think anything could have had such an impact on my view of Britney. It's let me see what she's REALLY like: a kind, sweet, friendly, and above all talented young girl, who had a dream, followed it, and achieved the ultimate success. Thank you!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 August 2000
I love this book it is really good and Britney mum tells about Britney etc..! I love the photos she is very pretty! I like the cover of her book and the family look nice a BIG well done to Britney and CO!
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