Girl Online | Book Review


So I asked for this book for Christmas as I had heard it was coming out. I didn’t really look into it, for some reason I thought it was an autobiography of Zoella but turns out that it isn’t. I was a little disappointed as first that it wasn’t (take note Zoe) but I was lucky enough to be given the book so I was happy to give it a go. Some elements in the book are probably similar to her life and of course the book is about a blogger, hence the name, it just wasn’t what I was expecting.

When I first started reading it I was a little hesitant and I thought that I probably wasn’t the target audience, after reading the blurb about ’15 year old Penny’. After completing the book though, I think it is totally relatable to a variety of ages and I really enjoyed it. If you’ve been a teenager and been to school, then there are lots of things are relatable and reminded me of my time at school. A few memories of cringe moments and things that made me chuckle. There were characters that reminded me of people I knew at school too.


I’ll be honest though, I thought it was a little bit slow to start with and took my a little while to get into it. Some of that might be due to my reading time being quite sporadic and not as often as I’d like (thanks kids). About half way through reading I couldn’t get enough! I was reading chapter after chapter as quick as I could. It really picked up pace and there is  a growing element of intrigue wondering what the character’s secrets are and what is going to happen next.

It is easy reading chick-lit, so don’t expect anything that is particularly astounding  or deep, but then again, I doubt that was what it was trying to be. It is a fun, feel-good read and the actual storyline is a good one, if not a little clichéd. But if that is your kind of thing then I would recommend it – particularly to teenagers and twenty-somethings, and of course, bloggers!

Have you read it? What did you think?

Rebecca x

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