Millie Bobby Brown did not write her first novel, nineteen stepsitself, instead, it was ghostwritten by author Kathleen McGurl.
stranger things The 19-year-old star told her fans ahead of the release of her book that it is based on a true story and that it “means a lot” to her. The first novel, released on September 12, is inspired by Brown’s own family’s experience during World War II and is also a story of love, longing and loss.
Despite the personal connection, Brown played a minor role in contributing to the story of the book that bears his name. Furthermore, McGarley’s name is not on the front page.
Describing the writing process in a blog post, McGurl revealed, “I was sent a lot of research and a lot of ideas already prepared by Millie and her family, and we even had a few Zoom calls.”
She added, “And then I buckled down and wrote the first draft, while Milly continued sending more ideas via WhatsApp. The book went through several drafts since then as we refined the story.
While Brown didn’t hide the fact that she hired a ghostwriter, she also posed for a photo with him during the book launch. However, many fans noted that when enola holmes actress seen a show, He did not mention anyone else behind this.
There has been a vocal backlash against the book – partly because of Brown’s outsourcing, but also because of its quality.
“No, I don’t need to rest. This book will outsell the real author’s books because his name is on it; She will receive praise she did not earn,” author Claire G. Coleman wrote. “It’s not even an autobiography, I understand you’re getting a ghostwriter to write your biography but it is a novel.”