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Review Of Girl Online
Girl Online: The First Novel by Zoella - Zoe Sugg

Hey, guys!

 

Today I am going to post my thoughts of what I thought of Zoella's first novel.  To start off, I really love her YouTube Vlogs as well as her own blog.  I waited to Xmas to get this book and started reading it as soon as possible.  I ended up finishing the whole book in the same day!! :)

I loved the front cover with all the cute pictures and the strawberry milkshake.  I read it through the first chapter and was so soaked into the book and I carried on reading it where Penny goes to New York and meets Noah.  

I read all of it and my favourite part was when Penny and Noah started to build a relationship together because it was such a strong part.  

 

To be honest, I don't dislike any certain part of the book because it all led to the ending well and was done really well.

 

I have got the second novel of Zoella's book - Girl Online: On Tour, on my bookshelf so I will be writing another review on what I think of that book.  I can't wait!! :)

 

Thank you for reading,

Strawberry Milkshake xx

 

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review 2015-12-25 09:51
Girl Online: The First Novel by Zoella - Zoe Sugg

4.5 stars. Let me just get this out of the way, I never heard of Zoe Sugg. I just read this book because it looked interesting. (Blogs? Cute guys? Some realism (with panic attacks)? Clumsy main girl?) Also I read this book in Dutch, so I hope all the names are correct, I just know how translators love to mess up the names.

 

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review 2015-10-25 03:04
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
Girl Online: The First Novel by Zoella - Zoe Sugg

Synopsis

 

Penny 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.

 

 

Review

 

 his is the type of book if you are in the mood for an easy read. A book that is so cheesy and predictable you want to facepalm and eye roll numerous times.

I'm not completely saying this book is terrible, at the time I wasn't looking for a book that was well written or in depth. 

So that is a warning if you are thinking about reading this book.

 

Before I continue I should bring up the controversial "ghost reader". 

I believe the main reason why everyone was upset about this was not because she got a ghost reader to write her book, many "famous" people have done that. It was more of the fact that she didn't mention it either in one of her YouTube videos or in her book. 

I'm not personally insulted because I frankly don't care. Of course she had help writing her book. In all honesty I don't think her ghost writer is a good writer anyway. She obviously doesn't know how to write in the person of a teenager girl or boy, a parent and even a grandmother. She wasn't very good at making the characters sound different no matter what age r gender they were. It was basically monotone.

 

Now the reason why I'm giving this two stars and not the one it truly deserves, is because of the mood I was in. 

All I felt like reading was a cheesy love story, something I didn't need to use my brain. Girl Online accomplished that for me.

What scares me is I already bought book two and I plan to read it.

 

I have nothing else to say about this, actually I do but there isn't any point. I could go on for days complaining about all the mistakes this book had, from the way Noah talks, how Penny's parents behave, her stereo-typical guy best friend, the mean girls at her school.....Okay I'm stopping myself right there before I get myself into a real rant.

 

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review 2015-09-14 18:17
Girl Online/Zoe Sugg
Girl Online: The First Novel by Zoella - Zoe Sugg

"I have this dream that, secretly, all teenage girls feel exactly like me. And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we’re something we’re not. That would be awesome. But until that day, I’m going to keep it real on this blog and keep it unreal in “real” life."
Penny has a secret.
Under the alias GirlOnline, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her quirky family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse at school, her parents accept an opportunity to whisk the family away for Christmas at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. There, she meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly Penny is falling in love—and capturing every moment she spends with “Brooklyn Boy” on her blog.
But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny’s cover—and her closest friendship—forever.

 

This book was pretty cute and a lot of fun but felt a little be contrived at points.

 

Though there were a lot of things that looking back I didn't enjoy about this book, I did really enjoy reading it and found it fast paced and entertaining to follow along.

 

I struggled to understand why she continued to hang out and crush on a guy that she referred to perpetually as obsessed with selfies who'd already treated her unfairly. I know not every character is strongheaded, but Penny was a total pushover.

 

The plot twist felt a little forced to me, and I would have liked to see more foreshadowing. Also, the idea of a US/UK relationship working at their age is very unrealistic.

 

I really hated Penny's blogposts. I really did. She sounded so patronizing and, well, dumb, and since this was such a huge part of the book, it really detracted. I also wanted to yell at her to get it together at some points--she was very good at avoiding uncomfortable situations and going with the flow since that was what she always did.

 

I am also very skeptical towards her success with her blog. She blogs about everyday life and her writing style isn't particularly enticing. Also, even with all her follows, I doubt her friends at school would have discovered it.

 

Penny's anxiety and her struggles with dealing with a past trauma were really the only thing that gave this book literary merit.

 

Despite some very obvious flaws and some juvenile writing, this book was a lot of fun to read.

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review 2015-08-22 13:58
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg Review
Girl Online: The First Novel by Zoella - Zoe Sugg

Goodreads Synopsis:

 

I had no idea GirlOnline 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 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.

 

 

Review:

 

I really enjoyed this book! It started off quite slow and took a while for the story to pick up but once it did I couldn't put it down!

 

So we have Penny our main protagonist, a clumsy, socially awkward girl who blogs about her unfortunate mishaps online. Although I doubt anyone could really be as accident prone as she is her character was quite relatable. I loved her family and the relationship she had with her parents as they were good parents while being fun and quirky. Then there's Noah the gorgeous, guitar playing, love interest. Although their relationship was very 'insta-love' I still loved it and was rooting for them big time <3

 

I heard Zoe say that this story is a mixture of fact and fiction and I couldn't help but wonder throughout reading this what aspects of Penny were a reflection of Zoe and which were made up. I also heard that there's going to be a sequel which I am so happy about as we definitely need more after that ending.

 

I love Zoe Sugg and her YouTube videos and I have to say this was a really great story for her first novel. It was cute, entertaining, and overall a light, easy read, People will love to hate on this book just because she wrote it but I think Zoe should be proud of her achievement and the success that she's had :)

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