In 2003, Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter came together and formed what would become one of the most popular and successful bands in the UK. Just teenagers at the time, they were catapulted into the limelight and had to adapt quickly to their new-found fame – and everything that came with it. Now, at last, they have decided to tell their story, in full and revealing detail.
Speaking with candour and their trademark humour, Tom, Danny, Harry and Dougie share both the stories of their own lives and that of McFly. They give their personal insights into their contrasting childhoods, the individual paths that led them to the band, the struggles they have each overcome, their love lives and, of course, their music.
Packed with previously untold stories, a lot of laughter and the occasional tear, Unsaid Things offers a privileged look into the lives of four guys who started out as bandmates and became best friends. Their unique camaraderie radiates from every page and by the end of the book, you’ll know them almost as well as they know each other …(less)
Can you remember being thirteen and jumping around your room to ‘5 colours in her hair’ while your mum shouted upstairs to turn it down and get ready for school? I can.
That was ten years ago now, a lot has changed since then.
I’m no longer thirteen I’m twenty-three and have a ‘real’ job, in those ten years we moved house five times, I went to five schools, my amazing mum passed away. I even went to university and wore a funny hat to get my degree while dad proudly took pictures, but some things never change. I still spent two hours refreshing ticket master on Saturday evening while watching ‘The McFly Show’ on ITV to ensure that my cousin and I make it to our eighth McFly concert. It’s become a bit of a tradition!
So obviously this book appealed to me before I had started it but do you have to be a fan of the band to enjoy the book?
I don’t think you do, of course there is much more appeal if you do like them as a band but it isn’t necessary. The band have done a lot on their own over the last few years and this has meant that people from generations who may not have an interest in McFly do have an interest in particular members of the band, from opera singing to eating bugs and flashy dancing they’ve done it all!
I don’t often read autobiographies but found there was a lot to be learnt from this book in particular, a lot that the boys managed to keep private from the media which is nice. I don’t agree that because a person is in the public eye they have no right to privacy and their entire lives are thrown about like it doesn’t matter, because it does. The band chose to tell the world many personal things within in this book but they did it in their own way and told the story themselves.
From what happened that night in the hotel with Lindsey Lohan, to why Dougie was really in rehab when the papers claimed it was just ‘a broken heart’ the book reveals all so I really recommend you grab a copy or put it on your Christmas wish list.
I have given the book three out of five as it’s not my usual cup of tea but kept me engaged and had so much information you would never have imagined. I found it harder to compare or judge against other books within its genre, I did however enjoy it.
It most certainly confirms that they aren’t as innocent as you might think 😉