Girl Online by Zoe Sugg and Siobhan Curham
Published January 1st 2014
Penny has a secret.
Under the alias GirlOnline, 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.
I’d seen a little bit about this book on Instagram but I heard a lot about it after it become known that it’s ghost written. I didn’t see a lot of good reviews for this book but I still thought I would give it a chance.
Right away, I noticed how poorly written Girl Online was. I can’t really pinpoint what it was but the whole book was just off for me. It just didn’t work for me. I think this would be a great book for young girls who are just getting into the Young Adult genre that don’t want a massive fantasy book to tackle. It’s fairly short and overall, it was nice but after the first 20 pages, I spent days doing everything I could to avoid reading this book.
For me personally, I didn’t like this book. But I can completely understand why some people do. I’m a very critical reader so this book just wasn’t for me.
hashtaglovebooks8 years ago
Great Review! I have heard lots about how “good” the novel was from non-book lovers and lovers of Zoella but haven’t seen many reviews about it from book lovers, that we’re impartial to the fact that it was written by Zoella. It was really interesting to read your point of view and maybe if I do pick up the novel- I might not end up liking it.
Taylor8 years ago
That’s so true! It does seems like a lot of the 4 and 5 star reviews come from fans of Zoella and not necessarily readers.
If you do end up reading it, let me know what you think! I’d love to hear your thoughts! :)
MyTinyObsessions8 years ago
you’re not alone ;)
katnisspotterbooklover8 years ago
I actually really liked this book 😜 I read it a couple of days before :3