Girl Online - Zoe Sugg

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Girl Online - Zoe Sugg

Released: November 26, 2014
Publisher: Penguin AUS 
SynopsisPenny has a secret. Under the alias Girl Online, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets Noah: a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly Penny is falling in love - and capturing every moment of it on her blog. But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny's cover - and her closest friendship - forever.

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What I Thought: I've been excited to read Girl Online ever since author Zoe Sugg made the annoucement. I am a follower of her Vlog, though not a die-hard fan by any means. I enjoy her videos so of course I would be excited to read her book - especially knowing its YA!

Girl Online is a light-hearted book about a 15-year girl named Penny, who runs a blog anonymously. She ends up on an adventure overseas and falls in love with a gorgeous boy. This book did have it's serious moments, such as Penny dealing with her anxiety, Elliot and his parents trying to deal with his homosexuality, and Noah talking about the death of his parents - but honestly, this book is a whole bunch of fluff, and I say that in the lovingly-est way possible.
Don't get me wrong, by any means, I really enjoyed this novel. Watching Penny grow from a clumsy awkward girl into someone more sure of herself was quite uplifting. The romance between Penny and Noah was also cute, if not a bit too insta-lovey for my liking.

As a debut novel from a vlogging sensation, I'd say Girl Online ticks the boxes that will make it a success - especially with teenage girls going through their own issues, that already look up to Sugg in her vlogs.

If you are looking for an easy, fun read then definitely give Girl Online a go!

(Man, writing a blog review about a book revolving around blogging is something I never really expected to do. Maybe I should write a book about it? :P )

The Good:  Noah was cute, in a why-can't-I-meet-a-famous-guy kind of way. Plus the singing? Oh yeah.

The Bad: The fluff of this book.


Mad Claire

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student

1 comment:

  1. Hey, this is an awesome review and I do agree with many parts of it. I was curious what you thought about the news of the book being ghost written. Would that have altered your review if you knew before reading the book.?


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