• I know I am not the intended demographic for this book, but I've followed Zoella (Zoe Sugg) for yonks, and loved her blog and You Tube channel. So this caught my eye whilst pondering the book choices in WHSmith Euston and I thought why not give it a go! 


    My journey back 'up North' takes just shy of 2 hours and this looked like a nice easy-read, so just I was looking for after weeks of Tripp's Critical Incidents in Teaching (no offence Tripp just needed a break!). 

    The story follows Penny aka Girl Online, who blogs about her hidden feelings. surrounding romance, friendships and a subject close to Zoe's heart, anxiety. 

    Penny's character is likeable and easy to relate to as we see how her blog help her deal with issues such as outgrowing friendships with best friend Megan and public humiliation going viral! Which when I was at school, publicly tripping over would have been embarrassing enough, without having to worry about it going viral. 

    Penny gets the opportunity to get away from it and and her and her new alter ego Ocean Strong have quite the adventure in  New York.

    As the book is written from a teenagers's perspective, some of how she feels is a little difficult to relate to at times, but arguably no matter how old we get, there will always be days when we all feel insecure about ourselves and its really good that issues like anxiety are addressed.

    So, as this is the book that made her the fastest selling debut author. Zoe did come under some criticism recently for using a ghost writer to help write the novel. Maybe some of her fans were disappointed by that, but if that doesn't bother you and you are looking for a bit of escapism, then this is a good book.

    Girl Online is available at all good book shops RRP £12.99


    Has anyone else read this? What do you did you think? 

    Lots of love, 
    Helen xoxo