Book Review: Girl Online

girlAuthor: Zoe Sugg

Pages: 352

Year of publishing: 2014

Rating: ★★★✩✩

Related posts: Not yet available

Synopsis: I had no idea Girl Online would take off the way it has—I can’t believe I now have 5432 followers, thanks so much!—and the thought of opening up to you all about this is terrifying, but here goes…

Penny has a secret.

Under the alias Girl Online, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family—and the panic attacks she’s suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. 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.

Review: I wanted to read this book since I learned of his polemic. What polemic? Probably 90% of those who read this will know the polemic but just in case I’m going to explain this.

The author of Girl Online is a Zoe Sugg, she is a Blogger and Youtuber very known because it has more than 8,000,000 followers with only 24 years. Thanks to this fame she sold 78,000 books in the first week, an incredible figure for his first book. However a few days later it was discovered that ‘received help’ even though in book cover (as you can see in the picture) wrote only her name. Others say that other person wrote the whole book, but Zoella doesn’t admit this. I have no opinion on it so I will just talk about the history of book.

I did not expect Girl Online was a good book, quite the contrary, I was expecting a lousy book, the typical book that people buy by the author and not by the story. So I was pleasantly surprised.

The story tells the life of a girl with 16-year-old Penny. She has a blog and his nickname is Girl Online. She writes in the blog what he feels and what happens her every day. Penny is not the perfect typical teenager, he is shy, simple and very clumsy. I laughed a lot with it thanks to its clumsy feature (especially in the scene of panties Unicorns, if you read this book, you will understand me).

As in all juvenile fiction books there is a boy called Noah and is guitarist. A Noah know him in New York when her parents decide to move for their work. This is the part I did not like the book, the romance between them. We return to the typical story of love at first sight and nothing credible. It is a very fast love and as I said in my previous post Eleanor & Park, I prefer the slow love stories, the love that is gradually created. It’s a predictable story and cold, so it didn’t surprise me. It is the typical distance love story.

My favorite character was Elliot, Penny’s best friend and the one who knows the existence of her blog. He is the unconditional support of Penny in all difficult moments she lives such as when she suffering cyberbullying. He is like his brother.

The book is always told from the viewpoint of Penny. The author (or authors) wrote the book directly and simply to make it quick and easy to read.

In conclusion, the book is a history to hang out but you cannot expect a different and special story. It is the typical book to pass the Sunday with a coffee on the couch but I not talk about it to my friends. My valuation for this book from this Youtuber is 3/5.

What’s your valuation for this book? I hope your opinion in the comments box and if you like this post, share it in your social networks. Thank you so much!

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Written by: Ana

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