Girl Online - Zoe Sugg || Book Review

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

One of the things I got for Christmas was Zoe Sugg's book, Girl Online. I wanted to read it just because it is Zoe's book but I can honestly say it's my favourite fiction book I've ever read. That's not just because it's Zoe's book, since it's the type of book I'm into anyway, but the storyline is amazing. I'm going to try to write this review with no spoilers to make it fair for the people who haven't yet read the book but the ending is unexpected and that's one of the reasons I like it so much.

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In the book, the main character Penny, who's point of view the story comes from, meets an American boy called Noah. We know from the blurb that he has a secret. It isn't revealed until quite far towards the end of the book so it made me keep reading until I found out what happens and I think that's what makes a good book for me. Sometimes I know something is going to happen to the characters but I don't know what's going to happen and I can't stop reading the book until I find out what happens to them. I read Girl Online in less than a day because I couldn't put it down. That alone proves Zoe's book is a good one, because oftenly I just get bored reading some books but Zoe's book kept me reading until the end.

My Girl Online book
There was a lot of things in the press about Zoe's book being ghostwritten. I'm not going to say much about it in my review I found it horrible that the press would put Zoe down like that as you can tell from her videos she is the lovliest, most down to earth person. Zoe said she got help from Pengiun as it was her first book but to be honest I actually think the book was, at least mostly, wrote by Zoe herself. A couple of things are said in the book like them going to Choccywoccydoodah - a real café in Brighton that Zoe visited in one of her vlogs, and then when Penny does her hair in a milkmaid braid - a hairstyle Zoe did a tutorial on. These are little things but personal things (and there are more which I can't think of at the top of my head) which make me think that Zoe wrote the book. And even if she didn't, I'm going to believe she did.

I personally don't suffer with anxiety but if you do, Girl Online is definitely a book for you to read. Penny has panic attacks and the way that she deals with them I think would really help someone with anxiety. 
I started my blog before I read Girl Online but the success Penny got with her blog really inspired me to blog more as well and that's probably why I've been trying to post a lot more recently! I don't expect to get anywhere near the following Penny got with her blog with mine but we'll see! 

I definitely reccommend you read Zoe's book, even if you're not a huge fan of her videos because it is an incredible book. Have you read Girl Online? Let me know your thoughts below!
Speak soon! 


  1. Loved this review! :)

  2. Loved this post ❤️ I am planning to buy it soon :)

    1. Thank you :) and I reccomend it, it's great <3 x