Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Girl Online

So… last week I was completely and utterly exhausted – my lack of sleep finally caught up with me and all I wanted to do was read a book and go to bed early. My blog posts may not have been consistent last week, I apologize for that, but on the plus side there are a few book reviews and recommendations on the horizon!

Whether you choose to admit so or not everyone indulges in a fun/guilty pleasure/ purely for enjoyment read every now and then. Last week my fun/guilty pleasure read was Girl Online by Zoe Sugg and I loved it. I honestly could not put the thing down; I blew through it in about 3 days.

Girl Online is Zoe Sugg’s first novel, and let me just say she hit it out of the park on her first try. This book is probably more of a “young adult” novel, more suitable for those in high school and early 20s, but honestly I think a fair amount of people past that age range would find this novel to be a fun read. Girl Online is a coming of age novel about what it is like to grow up in today’s digital world, and the impact/roll social media and such plays in ordinary everyday life.

Penny, the main character of the book, faces all the trials, insecurities, drama, friend issues, etc. that we have all at one point in time faced in high school. Penny Choose to express her authentic self {opinions, uncertainties, fears, panic attacks, every day problems, dreams, etc.} on her blog that she publishes under the alias, GirlOnline. Penny’s parents accept an opportunity to take a trip to New York in order to get the family away for a little while, after Penny who is already having a hard time at school, goes viral, in a negative way.

While Penny’s parents are busy planning a wedding at the Waldorf Astoria she has an accentual run-in with the caterer’s grandson, Noah. Penny starts to fall for the guitar player, who just happens to look like a “rock star” and starts to capture every moment she spends with him on her blog, referring to him as “Brooklyn Boy”.

Between Penny’s blog, that no one knows about with the exception of her best friend, and secret Noah is harboring, drama is soon to make an appearance.

Zoe Sugg’s first novel perfectly captures the highs and lows that our younger selves have all faced at some point in time. If you are in search for a fun, light, entertain book, Girl Online is definitely a book you should look into reading!

Oh! Did I mention that Zoe Sugg has a YouTube Channel Zoella…click here to view

20 comments:

  1. I love a lot of the young adult novels! They are fun reads and I think so many of us older chicks can relate to them. Thanks for sharing! Gonna pick it up next book run!

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  2. Read GIRLBOSS, its incredible! Your pajamas look so cozy!

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    1. GIRLBOSS is on my books to read list! Those pajamas are from J. Crew and they are my favorite pair!

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  3. Lovely! Thank you for sharing this to us. Hope you have an awesome Wednesday!

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    1. Hope you have had a wonderful day as well!

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  4. I'm always looking for fun easy-going books like this to read during the summer time when I'm at the beach or by the pool, this sounds like a great one to add to my list.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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    1. Girl Online would be an ideal beach read!

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  5. Thanks for sharing! I've definitely heard a range of reviews for this book, so it's safe to say it's best to just read it myself. :]

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    1. It's a good quick read, I feel like most people would enjoy it!

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  6. I'm always looking for a good guilty pleasure read! I recently read Paper Towns by John Green (late to the bandwagon, I know). I'll check out Girl Online!

    Stephanie | With love, Stephanie

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    1. I have been meaning to read Paper Towns - I've heard it's a good read!

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  7. nice review, I'll have to check this out! I am so behind on reading :'(

    xx
    smudged-fingerprints.blogspot.com

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  8. I love Zoella! I have been a fan of her youtube videos for so long. I'll have to check out this book!

    Running Alyssa

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    1. I love her YouTube videos as well, they are all so fun! Since you like her YouTube I feel pretty confident that you will enjoy her book!

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  9. This has been on my list for a while now, can't wait to read it!

    -Em
    http://emandlivs.blogspot.com

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    1. It's a good read! Hope you enjoy it!

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  10. Haven't read the book but it sound good!

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    1. It is definitely worth looking into!

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