Bella Thorne Used Her Own Dyslexia to Help Her Write Her New Books

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Bella Thorne is best known as Cece Jones on the Disney Channel’s hit show Shake It Up. Recently she announced that she will be in the MTV series version of the Scream movies, playing the character that Drew Barrymore played. No spoilers, but that should tell fans how many episodes that means she’ll be in.

Bella Thorne recently spoke about her new trilogy of books based around her own new character Autumn Falls. The first book is out, and it is described as “filled with personal elements from Bella’s own life,” including her dyslexia.

Autumn is described as “a real girl trying to find her own inner strength and be the best she can be, with a hint of magic and mystery, and a steady stream of OMG-I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened fun."

“I was inspired by all the people that say I couldn’t do it…that make fun of people with dyslexia,” Bella told Perez Hilton. "I wanted to show others that you can do anything you set your mind to do. I found it a very therapeutic and creative way outlet to deal with issues such as losing my dad and fitting in."

“I am similar to Autumn in the sense that we both have struggled and both have suffered a major loss in our lives,” Bella continued. "We both had to relocate and try and fit in somewhere new. We are different in that she goes to a public school and has a private life where as my life and loss is documented publicly. I don't have a magic journal either."

A bit of backstory on Autumn might help understand what Bella means.

"With her fiery red hair, new-girl outsider status, and tendency to be a total klutz, Autumn Falls definitely isn’t flying below the radar at Aventura High. Luckily, she makes some genuine friends who take her under their wing. But she also manages to get on the wrong side of the school’s queen bee, and then finds out the guy she’s started to like, funny and sweet Sean, hangs with the mean crowd. Now her rep and her potential love life are at stake.

"When Autumn vents her feelings in a journal that belonged to her late father, suddenly her wildest wishes start coming true. Is it coincidence? Or can writing in the journal solve all her problems? And if the journal doesn’t work that way, is there a bigger purpose for it—and for her?”

Regarding the book being a three-part series, Bella says, “We started basic conversation on developing the book and we will see how it goes. Right now, I am just happy to have another creative way to speak to my audience."

Mike Tuttle
Writer. Google+ Writer for WebProNews.