Now I have again fallen in to the trap of Audible and audiobooks and for a while listened to Girl Online by Zoe Sugg*. I have wanted to read this book since the day it came out but just haven't gotten around to it. I am a huge fan of Zoe and I follow her blog and both of her youtube channels Zoella and MoreZoella.
Before reading this book I think that you have to be aware that it is a YA and written for a younger audience then what I, at 27 years, am for example. It is a teenage romance and it is very very sweet in lack of better words. If you really enjoy cute romance then this is a book for you even if you are a bit older than 15.
The main character is Penny who is a 15 year old girl with a blog under the name of Girl Online. In the blog she writes about her life and it is a place where she can be herself. She is the typical 15 year old teenage girl with her crushes and problems. Then her life gets a turn when she and her family go to New York for a wedding and she meets Noah.
And that's where it all gets interesting. Or something. I did enjoy this book very much because it was an easy read (or listen). It was cute and funny. And I also did find the romance really adorable. Realistic or not, I don't care, it was so cute! Hahaha, I feel like such a grandma right now...
I also loved how it was done when she was writing a blogpost in the audiobook. There were tapping on a keyboard when she writing a post and the text message sounds were also also added in there. A reason why audiobooks are really cool. You can add small things like that.
The book also does touch on cyber bullying and panic attacks and does it really well. I at least felt really bad when reading the parts and I just wanted to hug Penny. Cyber bullying is such a huge problem these days. Underneath is one of my favorite parts in this book which I really wanna share because I think it is really important to remember when writing something out on the internet.
“It's a world where people think it's OK to hide behind their screens and their usernames and say poisonous things about a person they don't even know. So, next time you go to post a comment or an update or share a link, ask yourself: is this going to add to the happiness in the world? And if the answer's no, then please delete. There's enough sadness in the world already. You don't need to add to it.”
It may not the the most unpredictable story but it is still a cute read in my opinion.
If you have read Girl Online I would love to hear your thoughts! Write a comment and tell me what you thought! :)
*with ghostwriter Siobhan Curham.