Book Review

“As Penny starts the school year she’s ready to face the world- alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early and no one, including Penny, knows where he is. So when she accepts Megan’s invitation to visit her performing arts school it seems like an opportunity to make new friends.

Helping everyone else seems to be the right remedy- Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, and she meets Posey- struggling with stage fright and in need of support. But is charming Scottish boy Callum the right kind of distraction? And can Penny truly move on when Noah’s shadow seems to haunt her round every corner?”

Yes, I’ve finished another book. And yes, I’m doing another book review. Some people probably find these kinda posts really boring but I personally love seeing what someone else thought of a book and finding out if it’s worth the buy!

This review is on Zoe Sugg’s (AKA Zoella’s) book ‘Girl Online: Going Solo’. If, like me, you’ve been reading Zoe’s blog since she got her goldfish and watching her channel since she started it many moons ago, you were probs really excited that she brought out her own book ‘Girl Online’. Well, that one book turned into three books and this is the last one in the trilogy (don’t worry, I’ve obvs read the other two).

On to the books. Now, despite being a fan of her blog and YouTube channel, I was definitely let down by her books. 1. she claims they aren’t based on her life, yet they’re about a young girl, living in Brighton, with a blog, anxiety and a gay best friend (anyone else think of Mark?) 2. they aren’t very well written, with a panic attack thrown in every so often and 3. they have a tendency to get really, really deep at times when a couple of regular sentences would’ve sufficed. However, the books do raise awareness of anxiety disorders and panic attacks and there are some funny bits scattered throughout them (literally scattered though).

In this particular book, there were LOADS of those unnecessarily deep conversations I talked about earlier. Penny meets a Scottish boy named Callum in Megan’s performing arts school and he’s coincidently a major camera freak like her, but she just can’t let herself like him, because she’s still super hung up over Noah (bit cliché). Also, his family just so happen to own the castle her Mum is organising a wedding at and the bride just so happens to be his cousin. Personally, the whole book was just a bit too predictable for me. I kinda felt like I was watching Corrie, I just knew what was gonna happen next.

I only gave this book a 2 star rating on good reads. It’s not often that I ~really~ don’t enjoy a book, but I ~really~ didn’t enjoy this book.

Have you read any of Zoella’s book? If so, what did you think?

Until next time…


2 thoughts on “Book Review

  1. I read the first two and thought they were kind of cute… not horrible… I felt like it was very much her fantasies gone wild haha. I imagine younger readers would love this. One thing I found strange was the way Noah talked sometimes. He was American but he said some very British things sometimes. I thought her editor would be better and make note of that.

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    1. Oh I agree that they’re not horrible books, they’re creative in their own right but they’re just not for me. You’re 100% right that her younger readers probably loved them, they’re perhaps just not aimed at my age group x


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