I quite recently finished reading the ‘Girl Online’ trilogy by Zoe Sugg (Zoella), a YouTuber I enjoy watching, and I really loved reading it so I thought a little review on it would be nice. Generally, all of the books are really easy to read which I loved and the inserts of blog posts throughout the book was really cool to read. If you’ve read this series, I’d love to know your thoughts on it and which book of the series is your favourite and if you haven’t then the series is quite a pleasant, easy read and I’ll try not to give too much away 🙂
The first book ‘Girl Online’ introduced me to the main character Penny who really reminded me of Zoella due to her blog, love of photography and how she literally lived in Brighton, which was cool. I loved the whole romance with her and Noah, and her best friend Elliot was so funny and relatable. The plot twist near the end really made me keep turning the pages as I wanted the happy ending that I knew would happen to come. Although it was a bit unrealistic that everything turned out perfectly and overall Penny’s life was too good to be true, it was nice to be a part of that fantasy world through reading and it was really enjoyable to see everything work out for Penny.
The second book ‘Girl Online – On Tour’ is, as you can guess from the title, about Penny going on tour with Noah and to be honest it was a bit of a let down from the first book. I don’t know, I just didn’t like the repetitiveness of it as they were doing similar things just in different places, but I suppose that is what tours can be like. It was also really frustrating that Penny and Noah were barely ever together and didn’t get to do what they wanted to do but in the end it wrapped up with another plot twist, which was kind of predictable but still enjoyable to read about. Ultimately, I still liked to read about Penny’s life but I think the first book was better.
The third and final book called ‘Girl Online – Going Solo’ is about Penny finally becoming her own “celebrity” with her photography and I believe that it was better than the second book but not as good as the first. The character of Posey is introduced who I really loved and I’m glad that Penny and her became friends. There was a sort of “mysterious complication” in the book but you could definitely see it coming, although it still created an interesting plot. Noah is barely in the book, there is a new guy called Callum that Penny was into but they didn’t work out, and once Noah comes back they were a lot more realistic with their relationship, which was good. Basically it had a few flaws but it was a nice way to end the series.
Overall, I would recommend the book series but particularly to a younger audience like the tweens, although sometimes it can be nice to have an easy read that can be read however many times you like in the space of a short time. So if you need a happy, simple series then try the ‘Girl Online’ series by Zoe Sugg 🙂