Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story [NOOK Book]

Overview

"It's a big, big world
It's easy to get lost in it..."

—Justin Bieber, "Up"

I love those lines in the lyrics. Sometimes I feel like that's what everyone's expecting. My world got very big, very fast, and a lot of people expect me to get lost in it. I grew up in a small town in Canada. I taught myself to sing in front of my bedroom mirror and to play guitar on a hand-me-down. My mom posted my first videos on YouTube. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I'd sell millions...

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Overview

"It's a big, big world
It's easy to get lost in it..."

—Justin Bieber, "Up"

I love those lines in the lyrics. Sometimes I feel like that's what everyone's expecting. My world got very big, very fast, and a lot of people expect me to get lost in it. I grew up in a small town in Canada. I taught myself to sing in front of my bedroom mirror and to play guitar on a hand-me-down. My mom posted my first videos on YouTube. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I'd sell millions of records, sing for the president of the United States and sell out a massive arena tour. So no, I'm not lost. Not at all. If anything, onstage in front of my fans, I'm home. I'm found. And that's what this book is about: my journey, from singing and busking on the sidewalk in Stratford, Ontario, to performing and showing my appreciation to millions of fans all over the world for making this dream a reality.

My music and lyrics give a glimpse of what's in my heart, but I think this book is a window into my world. In here are hundreds of pictures of me that no one's ever seen before, and I'll tell you about who I was before I joined forces with Scooter Braun and Usher and got a record deal, and who I've become since I've been blessed with the opportunity to share my music with the world. This is my gift to you, the fans who've supported and been with me on this amazing journey every step of the way.

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Billed as "100% Official," this very generously illustrated autobiography chronicles the early years and dizzying success of this teen-pop hearthrob in his own words and pictures. The staggering dimensions of his story should silence any skepticism about the worth of any autobiography of a 16-year-old: Since being discovered just three years ago, this small-town Ontario boy has gone platinum with his first album; drawn more than 70 million YouTube hits and four million Twitter followers; and caused crowd scenes and near riots on his World Tour. Sometimes just too cute for words.

Publishers Weekly
Bieber, the platinum-selling singer/songwriter with the hair that launched a thousand trips to the salon, debuts with an account of his 16-year-old life that’s cheeky yet entirely in line with his safe and wholesome image. Published while Bieber is headlining a major North American tour, the book covers his upbringing in Ontario, his early introduction to music, YouTube stardom, his love of pranks, and the stratospheric success he now enjoys--all interspersed with lyrics, tweets, and numerous full-bleed photographs of Bieber in all his brown-eyed glory. Although Bieber’s insights, as he gives props to his family, God, and Usher, are wholly conventional, there’s no reason to think that the faithful won’t eat up every behind-the-scenes tidbit and his message to “Get out of your comfort zone and go for it.” Ages 6–12. (Oct.)
VOYA - Laura Woodruff
This glossy, photo-filled autobiography tells the story of Canadian-born Justin Bieber in his own words. Starting with his birth to soon-separated teen parents, his early days with his grandparents, his fascination with musical instruments—his first was the drum—and his eventual discovery on YouTube to his current superstar status, we witness the making and marketing of a teenaged phenomenon. Entirely positive, even when describing traumatic situations, Bieber begins by thanking his female fans and continues to thank everyone responsible for his success: agent Scooter Braun, sponsor Jermaine Dupri, and a host of others who book, program, transport, set up, and arrange his shows and recordings. Most of all, Bieber expresses his love for and special connection to all of "my favorite girls," for whom he wrote this book. Although Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever is a flagrant marketing tool, it is well designed for its target audience and will certainly appeal to Bieber's large, devoted fan base. No expense was spared on its heavy, colorful pages, large, well-defined print, and exceptional photos (all of Bieber) that occupy half the book. According to the cover, lucky retail purchasers will also receive a free poster. How can any girl resist? Reviewer: Laura Woodruff
Children's Literature - Lynn O'Connell
Pop/soul singer Justin Bieber said about his autobiography, "This is my gift to you, the fans who've supported and been with me on this amazing journey every step of the way." Bieber's amazing journey began when he was discovered on YouTube by music manager Scooter Braun, followed later as his debut album with seven songs made the Billboard Top 100 chart. At the time Bieber wrote this book, he had just released an album which was at the top of the Billboard chart, making him the youngest male solo artist to do this since Stevie Wonder. Bieber gave the book the description: "a window into my world," and the book is definitely a portal to Bieber's world with hundreds of photos as well as a poster. The text is comprised of seven chapters, taking the reader along on Bieber's journey and ending with a "thank you" epilogue. Throughout the book, Bieber has sprinkled many of his thoughts and philosophies, such as: "Every one of you is ?My Favorite Girl' for a different reason, because each of you is special in your own way." He ended the book with a quote: "I hope you'll believe dreams really can come true..." Reviewer: Lynn O'Connell
School Library Journal
Gr 4–10—Interspersed with tweets, headline-sized quotes, and graphic, two-page chapter openings, this book has full-color slickness and loads of hype. Only 18 spreads in the entire book don't feature photos of the star. Divided into seven chapters, the text covers the show Bieber was working on while the book was written, his musical background, his family and hometown, how his music videos on YouTube created his fan base, getting a manager, and becoming a star. Within that outline, he attempts to give a sense of himself, as a regular kid who likes to play jokes, loves his family and friends, and is grateful for his success and his fans. For the boy who received a Range Rover for his 16th birthday, his tantrum in the rain after failing to pass his driver's test is rather entertaining. While this book will be popular only as long as Bieber maintains his popularity, it's likely to be worn out before fans are finished with this artist. Keeping the jacket poster will be a challenge, but the book cover displays the same image.—Janet S. Thompson, Chicago Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062039750
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 318,918
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Justin Bieber

Born in Stratford, Ontario, Justin first broke into the music industry when music manager Scooter Braun spotted his performances on YouTube and then joined forces with superstar Usher to sign thirteen-year-old Justin to a record deal with Island Def Jam Music Group.

Justin's latest number 1 album, Believe, came out in June 2012. It follows his number 1 Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe, which was Justin's third number 1 debut in just 18 months. This incredible achievement makes Justin the youngest artist in Billboard history to have a holiday album enter at number 1 and then first solo artist in Billboard history to chart three number 1 albums before his 18th birthday. Prior to Under the Mistletoe, Justin's first album My World 2.0 debuted at number 1 in the charts and featured the single 'Baby', which remains the number 1 most-viewed YouTube video, with currently over 700 million views. Never Say Never: The Remixes, the soundtrack to the highest domestic-grossing concert film in US history, also entered at number 1 in 2011.

Just Getting Started is Justin's second book, following on from the international bestseller First Step 2 Forever: My Story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2010

    ALL ABOUT JUSTIN BIEBER!

    THIS IS A REALLY GREAT BOOK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JUSTIN BIEBER! I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO LIKES BIOGRAPHIES AND JUSTIN BIEBER!

    101 out of 135 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

    A MUST READ!

    If you like Justin Bieber this is a must read book for you. I, myself think he is perfect in every way and admire him and when I read this book I fell in love with it! I started reading and next thing you know the book was over! I read it 4 times!!!!!!!!!! I highly recommend this book to teens like me! JB Forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    55 out of 72 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2010

    WANT U TO READ IT!!!

    OMB!!! I really love this book!! You guys SHOULD read it! He takes you into his life and talks about what he's gone through and how he litterally feels about his fans!!! AAWWW!!! ^_^ I REALLY <3 this BOOK!!! AAHHH!!!

    35 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2010

    Pass

    Oozing with arrogance to think you could be important from zero to fifteen.

    25 out of 66 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2010

    An Autobiography? REALLY???

    I'm not trying to say that I hate Justin Bieber or that he's bad in any way. But, he is 16 years old and he is writing an autobiography? Seriously? I would wait until I was actually famous to write an autobiography. Just saying that Justin is growing up too fast and thinks he's 30 when he's really only 16. I think he sould wait to start writing his story when he actually has a story.

    25 out of 60 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Highly Recommended especially if you have "Bieber Fever!"

    In the book "100% Official Justin Bieber First Step 2 Forever: My Story" I believe that the title matches the book very well because it's doesn't have much thought. I agree with the authors choice of this title because it shows you that the book is Justin's words and and it just speaks the truth. This title I think was perfect for the book it just explains everything that the book is about exactly. That it is by Justin, it's something that he will always love, something that will be with him forever, and it's his story about how he was raised, how he was inspired, what mad him who he is today, and how he got to the point that he is right now. All in all I love the title that he chose for this book.
    I absolutely loved this book. Believe it or not it's not just because I love Justin. I actually liked the book it's self. It was very detailed, and he talked a lot about things that I didn't expect. I expected it to be all about now and what he is doing with himself now. Or what will he be doing next. Or even where he wants to end up. I guess in a way there was a lot of that type of stuff. But for the most port it was about things that are a little more important.
    One of the main things I enjoyed about this book is how personal it is. The way the book was written it was as if he was right in front off you telling you his story. It wasn't just well I did this oh and then this happened to me. He talked about what he was feeling. He also put thought into it. I also like the fact that he talked a lot about his family and how they helped him. How they got him where he is and how they helped him through things and make certain decisions.
    This book was very inspiring to me. It showed me that it doesn't matter if your perfect, rich, or poor you can do what ever you want if you put your mind to it. I learned very much from this book. This book taught me that anything can happen and always expect the unexpected. Justin is a very good example for this because in the begging Justin was just a young kid in a poor family that wanted to play hockey and was musical behind the scene's and he say's he never thought anything of it. But look where he is now.The message that I believe Justin was trying to tell his readers obviously worked because I defiantly learned more than I expected to while reading this book.
    This book was great. I would definitely recommend reading it. You learn so much. About him, and yourself. If you have the chance definitely pick up this. Book you won't regret it. I promise you won't.

    24 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!

    When I first heard of Justin Bieber I did not like him, then I read this book and my views completely changed I think he has come so far and is just AMAZING its a must read, MUST READ!!!!

    16 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2010

    justin bieber baby

    this book is the most real and personal book ever. it sounds just like justin is actually talking to you one on one and it is so amazing!!!

    15 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2010

    Definatly inspirational.

    If you are a major fan of the pop star Justin Drew Bieber, then this book is definatly for you. This book was written by J.B. himself, which means it includes all of what he was feelig when oppritunity came knocking on his door. Definatly a great inspirational book. I loved the book so much that I read all 240 pages in just a few hours. I would say that the age range the website has for the book is wrong. I would say 10-15. I would start at a younger age, but there are a few cuss words in the book. So, be carefull when you let you child read this book.

    15 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2010

    ILOVEJUSTINDREWBIEBER.

    This book is amazing. If you dont like him, or you hate this book, why did you read it? There is no point in just buying the book so you can trasah him. He is amazing, and will always be.

    14 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I got six kids

    I got six got six kids and they all love JB yaddamean. Sometimes I get tired of my kids, I ain't even gonna lie. When i do, I just throw on that jb and close the door. They don't bother me for hours. Bieb has helped out my relationship with my baby momma. We were close to breaking up because between her and the kids I was fixing to lose it. The Jb really takes my kids out of the equation for hours. Which leaves plenty of time for me and my lady. Thanks JB....#DAt

    12 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Come on

    Justin Listen NOBODY HAS THE BEIBET FEAVER ANYMORE! THEY HAVE THE DURECTION INFECTION' THEY ARE BETTER THAN YOU

    11 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    BOO

    I hate justin bieber! He hardly has a life and is is too young

    11 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Thunderwolf

    I HATE JUSTIN BIEBER,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I THINK I MADE MY POINT. Havent i

    10 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2010

    Inspiring (:

    For all of you people who rated his book one star just cause you hate him, you seriously have no life. I can understand why people say he's too young, but his life has been truly incredible, and he definitely has a story to tell. You have no right going around telling people what they can and cannot do. It's their life, not yours. This book is probably the most inspiring book I have ever read. Even if you aren't a Justin Bieber fan, I think you should read this book because well, his world is very different from yours, and I think you could learn a lot from his story. Just please don't judge a book by its cover, or its author.

    10 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2010

    Is this really worth it? I don't think so

    Folks if your a Bieber fan then wait about 6 months and then this book will be very heavy discounted. Really is his career so important that he needs a autobiography out already. I say with this book his younger fans in about 5 years will be tossing this book out in the garbage. He has not made a big dent in music yet if he is still around and popular in 5 years then write a book, but save your money folks. So many celeb's put out books that are nothing more than photos and few garbage stories that you already read about either on the web or magazines or newspapers. If you teen has to have this then get them a Barnes and Nobel gift card for Christmas, and tell them there are much better books in the store than this one. Remember this one is not a book that will win awards for its writing. all it does is puts more money in a celeb's pocket. So wait till B&N red tags this for about a dollar, because that's all its worth.

    10 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Everybody quit bickering

    Whats the use. Justin Bieber isnt the only boy in the world;(

    9 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2011

    I love justin bieber

    I love justin bieber alot.

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Umm

    This stil doesnt prove that justin beiber is a boy!!!

    8 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    I'm a BIG JUSTIN BIEBER FAN and can't stop reading this book! Justin Bieber is a very inspirational kid whose tought me how to believe in myself!

    Justin Bieber is super humble and Down To Earth. I KNOW IM ONLY 13, BUT JUSTIN BIEBER'S BOOK IS FOR ALL AGES. He is very well spoken and blessed to have so much talent. I've been getting bullied severely for 3 years because i am proud to be a fan of his, when most of the kids making negative comments to me don't know who he is, they only know him for being a kiddie singer. Nothings been able to change my mind about him. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHO JUSTIN BIEBER IS, READ THIS BOOK! Justin is an amazing person who keeps me believing! Please do the Belieber (bieber fan) In your life a favor and read this. Don't miss out on this book, its very well written, you won't regret buying this. I'm not only saying this because im a fan. Its an AMAZING BOOK! If your not a Belieber, get the sample first, see if you like it. Also, Justin is very funny and loves to pull pranks, he will keep you laughing! -Sophia D. <3

    8 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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