Review: Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

Girl OnlineBook: Girl Online

Author: Zoe Sugg

Series: Girl Online (1)

Publisher: Penguin

Pages: 352

Bought Copy


Rating: ✪✪✪✪✪


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.


I loved Girl Online. There has been so much criticism of Zoe and the rumour of a ghost writer but I can see Zoe all over this book. In the things the character loves, in the personality of the character and one big similarly is the character Penny's struggle with panic attacks and anxiety. Everyone knows that Zoe has struggled and still struggles with these issues it has been well documented online. On to my review of Girl Online.

The story is romantically cliché but I love cliché romance and it was just so cute. The story takes you from Brighton to New York. And Penny the main protagonist grows so much. She learns to deal with her struggles to realise she is beautiful and unique, her own person. She may learn this from Noah, the love interest but she realises when he's not around she can still be this person.

Girl Online has great characters aside from the protagonists. My favourite was Elliot, Penny's best friend he was so quirky and fun and had his own struggles.

Girl Online is real, the romance may be cliché, all romances aren't like Penny's and Noah's, that's every girls dream relationship but Penny was real.  She could be any girl out there with insecurities, anxiety and not knowing who they are. It touches on the good and bad side of the internet and shows you that you may think you know someone online but you really only know a tiny percentage of who they really are.

I really loved Girl Online and can't wait for more from Penny, Girl Online!

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