Reader Reviewed Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

Girl Online

Written by Zoe Sugg
Part of the Girl Online Series

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Vlogger Zoella’s fans will fall headlong into this sharply observed, super-realistic teen story. Against a background of first the ordinary ups and downs of life at school followed by an amazing fairy tale trip to New York with her wedding-planner parents and very best friend Eliot, sensible Penny records the rollercoaster emotions of being a teenager. When the going to particularly tough, Penny shares what she feels on her blog. Through responses to her posts Penny finds support for herself while also learning how much emotional strength she is giving her thousands of followers.

Amy McCulloch, editorial director of Penguin Children’s, says “Zoe has an incredible voice for teens and she drew on her wealth of experience dealing with real issues like anxiety and cyber-bullying to deliver a poignant, romantic and heart-warming debut novel. The whole team was bursting with excitement at the prospect of working with Zoe, and we know her fans – and the rest of the world – are going to fall head-over-heels with her writing.”

***If they like Girl Online they LOVE Accidental Superstar!

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Elle Cogan, age 11 - 'I loved this book, and couldn't stop reading it once I started. A reality story about things that happen to every teenage girl- embarrassing moments and crushes- and meeting your perfect guy.'
  • Rebekah, age 12 - 'This book is  about a girl who goes online, starts a blog.she meets a boy of her dreams, Noah, but Noah has a secret too. Read this book if you have a crazy family too!'
  • Isabel Kardos-Stowe, age 11 - 'I really enjoyed this book and was sad when it ended. I think it's suitable for girls over the age of 11. I would rate it 10/10 and would highly recommend it.'
  • Brooke, age 11 - 'I really like it I couldn't stop reading it.'
  • Jemma Rubens, age 11 - 'Awesome Book!!!'
  • Maddy Faulkner, age 12 - 'The story line is fantastic...I can honestly say that this is one of the best books I have ever read, and I have read a lot of books.'
  • Abeni Morris Heather (11) & Nabilah Yasmin (12) - Year 7s Heartlands High School - 'Girl Online is a brilliant book.'
  • Daisy Theobald, age 12 - 'This book was amazing it is now my favourite book of all time...By the time I had finished reading the book I was so sad to be saying goodbye to my new friends.'
  • Amie Coffman, age 10 - I found the story funny and exciting to read but a bit sad in places....  I would love to read more from Zoe Sugg so hope this is not her last novel!'
  • Mia Thurston-Mathews, age 11 - 'I really loved this book because of the blogs, friendship and love.  It makes the reader always want to turn the page.  I love how the scene is set from Brighton to New York.'
  • Freya Hudson, age 12 - 'A good read, dealing with falling in love, friendships, and realising that it is good to be yourself without having to pretend, for someone to like you.'
  • Alice East, age 10 - 'I did not really enjoy this book, but I can see why some might, especially those who are a little bit older.'


Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

The incredible number 1 bestselling debut novel from YouTube phenomenon Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, now in paperback. Contains exclusive extracts from the sequel.

I have this dream that, secretly, all teenage girls feel exactly like me. And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we're something we're not...But until that day, I'm going to keep it real on this blog and keep it unreal in real life. Penny has a secret. Under the alias Girl Online, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly Penny is falling in love - and capturing every moment of it on her blog. But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny's cover - and her closest friendship - forever.

Click here to read reaction from the author that helped Zoe write Girl online.


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About the Author

Zoe Sugg

Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, is a 24-year-old vlogger from Brighton, UK. Her beauty, fashion, and lifestyle vlogs have gained her over 5 million YouTube subscribers, and her views often exceed 12 million a month. She won the 2011 Cosmopolitan Blog Award for 'Best Established Beauty Blog' and went on to win the 'Best Beauty Vlogger' award the following year. In 2013 she was awarded the 'Best British Vlogger' award at the Radio 1 Teen Awards and the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for 'UK's Favourite Vlogger'.

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384 pages
Interest Age: From 10


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Publication date

13th August 2015




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