Book Review: Girl Online by Zoella Aka Zoe Sugg

Girl Online
By Zoe Sugg
Audioread by Hannah Tointon
Review by Me Me Books

Penny Porter is your average 16 year old teenager, living in the coastal town of Brighton, she starts up an anonymous blog to write about her life and problems, such as anxiety and bullying, but Penny does not quite yet realise how her blog is about to blow up virally.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book, I haven't actually read the book copy of this novel but listened to the audiobook by audible, read by Hannah Tointon.
As the genre is classed as Young Adult I was expecting something quite immature, which in some way's it was but this does not deter you, it is such a nice story that draws you in, if readers watch the author's Youtube page Zoella, you will know that she suffers with panic attacks/anxiety issues, just as the character Penny Porter does, Zoella relates her experiences through this book.

Penny and Noah's love story is so enchanting, and Noah's character is so delightful, I know that when I was 16 I would of loved a boyfriend like that, the only downfall is that I think it will give young girls false hope for a boyfriend that is like this character, an unrealistic movie hunk!!

For young readers this book is perfect maybe not so much for older readers unless you like the sweet innocent writing style, this book reminded me a lot of Louise Rennisons, Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, the writing style is very similar, young teen diary sort of manner.

But overall this book made me laugh and put a smile on my face, I couldn't wait to get into work to listen to this as it cheered me up after getting up at 5am in the morning. Zoe Sugg has really done an excellent job with this (even though she didn't write it herself) it's a lot different to her typical make up/fashion reviews and I was really surprised that she had brought out a novel like this.

What did you think of Girl Online? Did you like it as much as I did? Let me know your thoughts and opinions!

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This is my last post for the year, can't wait to see what happens in 2015

Hope you've all had a great 2014

Me x


  1. I'm currently reading this and really enjoying it!

  2. It's so lovely and sweet, glad you're enjoying it!

    Meme x

  3. Ooo Love your post. The Georgia Nicholson books were really awesome - loved them when I was in school.
    I may have to get Zoella's book now.


    1. I loved them in school to, used to be the craze, and this book really reminded me of that so it was nice to remember!

      Meme xx

  4. Great Review! I'm currently reading and very much enjoying it. It is one of those books like you say that just puts a smile on your face x

    ~Katy Summers (TeenageBlogger)


    1. Yeah I loved it! Gave me something to look forward to at work everyday, was a shame when it ended.

      Meme xx

  5. I loved the book, I agree that it was at some points immature but it was a nice easy read and I was never bored and did in fact feel connected to Penny. Even though the writing style was for younger readers It was still a stimulating interesting read. loved your review and I completely agree with you.
    -Cleo Online x

    1. Thank you for your comment Cleo, I did really love it, it made me feel like a young girl again, which is nice because I don't often get to feel like that.

      Meme xx

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    1. Thanks so much Lily, all the best to you :)

      Meme xx

  7. Great review! I got it for christmas, I haven't had a chance of starting it yet but I think I will tonight :) xx

  8. I read the book, and it inspired me to begin a blog. Though I still agree, it was all a bit too unreal and Noah was waaaay too perfect. I still enjoyed reading it because of the unpredictable twists and turns.
    But when I learnt that Zoella wasn't the real writer it kind of ruined it a bit for me. Like, I would be reading and forget that this was written by my all-time-favourite YouTuber... but when I close the book I remember that it was written by some (talented) author that never got their name on the book. Also a shame that Zoella only admitted it when everyone began accusing her of the book being ghost-written. :/
    Paige xo



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