Bookclub // Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

“Every time you post something online you have a choice. You can either make it something that adds to the happiness levels in the world—or you can make it something that takes away.”  
★★(half a star)
I have this vivid memory from when I was a teenager of sitting at my computer desk at home and randomly coming across a YouTube video of a girl that I was instantly jealous of, the girl was telling the camera what she had bought whilst out shopping. 8 years later I still watch her videos, and I’m still jealous of her. I wanted to read this book for a long time, but as I’m reluctant about buying books these days (lack of space) and the library never had it available, but a few weeks ago, it did.
I am going to be really honest, I’m not quite sure what to think of Girl Online. As you will know by now, I am a sucker for an easy read and a corney love story but I just felt the book dragged and was very predictable. I know Zoe has a young captive audience but I got the sense throughout that this was written mainly for them.

The one plot in the book that I did connect with, was that Penny the main character suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. As a girl growing up with social anxiety but never realising that’s actually what it was and feeling really alone and different, I connected with Penny as I knew exactly how she was feeling. I felt like this could of been explained a little better and not just glossed over.

All in all the plot was good, but a little sloppy at times. I’m still debating whether I want to read the follow on books. I think there are 2 more? But if I do, you shall know.

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