Girl Online, by Zoe Sugg, is a novel based on romance, drama and fame. This book was written by British Youtube blogger named Zoe aka Zoella. The book starts of with a girl named Penny Parker and she lives in England with her best friend Elliot who is also her neighbor. Penny is the type of person who is fun, quirky, clumsy; she is basically that type of girl who makes a fool of herself because she is never herself. The only thing she can keep truthful and real is her passion for photography. With her amazing skills she is assigned to take photos of the actors and actress' in her school play. During her time there drama is created between an old friend Megan and a boy she has been crushing on since forever aka Ollie. Through out the story so much drama and embarrassment is created so her parents decide to take her to New York, along with Elliot (since Penny's mom is a wedding planner and she has a wedding to plan there). Towards the end she fall for a boy named Noah aka Brooklyn Boy. Did I forget to mention Penny has an anonymous blog where she calls her self "Girl Online"! Well things begin to go down hill thanks to secrets and drama.
I loved Girl Online. I thought it would be a memoir as many youtubers do but Zoella ended up writing a novel as she included her actual life. I noticed how she talked about her anxiety and certain things such as her writing a secret blog. I feel like I can see Zoella doing that at some point. I recommend this book who love a romance and drama but as well to people who adore Zoella. I also recommend her second book "GirlOnline:Tour ". I will soon be starting that book because I absolutely loved her first novel. At the end of the day I feel like Zoella wrote the book to her style so that was great.
Reviewed by Andrea V., Grade 12
Glendale Central Library