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*Justin Bieber: Just Getting Started (100% Official)* by Justin Bieber - middle grades book review
Justin Bieber: Just Getting Started (100% Official)
by Justin Bieber
Ages 8+ 240 pages HarperCollins September 2012 Hardcover    

This is the second authorized Justin Bieber photo book, a beautiful collection of photos on high quality paper capturing the young singer's life both in candid and live moments. Written by the 18-year-old musician himself, it reveals a lot of things that weren't in the Never Say Never documentary or his first book, Justin Bieber, First Step 2 Forever: My Story.

The singer opens up about his regrets and mistakes and things he wish he could do over. His simple philosophy: "There's no point in doing something if you're not going to strive to be the best. My best is still far away-- I've got more striving to do... ha, ha!"

He may not be Richard Ford but he is honest in his writing and that comes through. He encapsulates the book here in his intro:
"My story is something I like to share with others, to show people that with enough belief in yourself and what you can accomplish, anything is possible.

"From Tel Aviv to Tokyo, over the past few years I've traveled around the world and back again. It's been amazing, but it's also hard to believe that not so long ago I was singing on the streets of Stratford, Ontario. I can honestly say that anything is possible, anyone can live the dream, and every day is a blessing.

"Now everywhere I go, I'm met with so much love. It's all about you, my fans, and that's why I'm dedicating my book to everyone who's come to sing along. I want to share the stories of my life on the road with you. From the crazy highs of performing on stage to spending those precious quiet moments with my friends and family, I want to give you a personal backstage pass to my world. It's been exhausting but always eye-opening and amazing.

"It's astonishing to think that so much has happened, and yet this is just the beginning. I'm just getting started."

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