Fantastic Failures review by DScott
Fantastic Failures: True Stories of People Who Changed the World by Falling Down First
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Anthology

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Age at time of review - 14
Reviewer's Location - South Riding, VA, United States
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Fantastic Failures is about a bunch of famous people who've achieved great things after failing first. For example, Albert Einstein threw a chair at his teacher when he was in school, but later he made the formula E=mc^2. Vincent Van Gogh never knew he would be famous, Kid President would break his bones every two seconds, and Hillary Clinton faced sexism. All of them had to overcome hard challenges in life, but they came out the other side and became successful. Albert Einstein became one of the smartest people, Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most talented artists, Kid President is one of the most famous YouTubers, and Hillary Clinton almost became president.



I will say this definitely helped with my depression. It reminded me that anyone can achieve greatness even if they don’t get stuff right. The book doesn't feel like I’m part of the setting because it is non-fiction. I learned a lot from this author. I would recommend it to others because it does go into a lot of detail. I did notice some errors with dates. For example, it said he/she did something amazing, but then it said he/she was born after that or died for it. I would recommend this to those who want to learn more about how famous people learned from mistakes.

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