Thank you to NetGalley for providing a free ebook copy of I Was Saved by the Bell By: Peter Engel in exchange for an honest review.
Short Review Summary:
Entertaining, but not Earth shattering.
After I read Bryan Cranston's book (A Life in Parts) I was in the mood for something similar. When I saw I Was Saved by the Bell on NetGalley I figured it would be just what I was looking for. In some ways it was and in some ways it wasn't. I don't think this book quite lived up to my expectations, but it was good and I did enjoy it.
My favorite thing about the book is all of the Saved by the Bell parts of course! I grew up watching Saved by the Bell and it's always been a favorite show of mine. I can remember crushing on Zack, rooting for Zack and Kelly's relationship, laughing at Screech, and so on. So I am not surprised that all of the behind the scenes scoop on the show ended up being the best thing about the book for me.
Overall I Was Saved by the Bell is a pretty good book, but not GREAT. Even though Engel's life is interesting, there are a few slow parts in the book. I'm glad I read this one, but the slow parts dragged on way too much for me to be honest.
I recommend I Was Saved by the Bell for die hard Saved by the Bell fans and anyone interested in Peter Engel.