Girl Online by Zoe Sugg


Girls all over the internet can not stop talking about Zoe Sugg’s book Girl Online.

By Rachel Buchanan, Staff Writer

To those people who say that YouTubers don’t have talent are so wrong on so many levels. Not only are they entertaining internet personalities, but some also have knack for writing.

No I am not talking about those who write fun autobiographies, I am talking about people like Zoe Sugg (a.k.a Zoella). I have been a big fan of Zoella ever since I stumbled upon her YouTube channel for life advice and makeup tutorials. But she isn’t just a beauty guru, she also just happened to write one of my favorite books Girl Online.  

I have been a big fan of Zoella ever since I stumbled upon her YouTube channel for life advice and makeup tutorials.

Girl Online is about fifteen year old, Penny Porter from Brighton, England, who has suffered from anxiety and panic attacks ever since a car accident that occurred at a young age. She starts an anonymous online blog where she gives advice and shares her life experiences through the name Girl Online. Her mother, who is a wedding planner, gets a job overseas in NYC for the Christmas  holiday and Penny is brought along to help. There she meets the caterer’s grandson, Noah Flynn, whom she becomes very fond of. They start off as great friends, but anyone with eyes can see that they were meant to be together. While they promise to stay in touch as she travels back home to England, she discovers that her new american boyfriend actually has a secret like her own.

Now, I have been ridiculed for actually being very interested in this book because “it’s for tween girls” but I speak as a seventeen year old about to legally be an adult that I genuinely related strongly to the book.

As someone with anxiety, Sugg really captures the reality of what it’s like to live with anxiety and panic attacks, and the idea that all teen girls want acceptance but are all to scared to admit it feels so true that it’s almost scary.

Plus, I am a sucker for young love and cute couples that just make my heart melt. Is it unrealistic that a teen girl could meet a near perfect boy who just so happens to be a popstar but is still down to earth and loves you for you no matter what? Yes, yes it is, but it’s always nice to dream and think that everyone could be that happy one day.

I don’t care what anyone says, I absolutely love Girl Online and would recommend it just about anyone, specifically to young girls, anyone with anxiety, or anyone who loves cute teen romance.

Zoe Sugg has proven with this best-seller that John Green isn’t the only YouTuber that can write a heartfelt book that tugs at my heartstrings.