Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Girl Online - My Thoughts!

Hey Beauts,

Zoella - one of the most subscribed youtubers there is. It is only natural for a girl with a following to this extent and that lives off the income to explore other forms of media to live off as lets face it, YouTube isn't going to last forever. Since being released, this book has received such a backlash (that I personally don't think it deserved) because of it having a ghost writer. And what? Did it stop you enjoying the story? I didn't think so.

Girl Online was great, I really enjoyed it. Especially when I had guessed what was coming next, but hadn't guessed the unexpected twists that came with it. Although parts of it were somewhat cheesy (DUH! Its a teen read), other parts took me by complete surprise. The book contained some amazing pieces of advice for not only health, but life aswell. It made me swoon, it made me grin, it even made me cry when I didn't expect too (only having ten pages left!). I just really cannot put into words how much I enjoyed reading the book! It's currently 4am writing this because I felt compelled to blog about the book, and I have just spent 4 hours in the bath reading the final 50% of the book and getting completely lost in the story.

So the book wasn't life-changing, but what do you expect from someone who isn't an author? And although the book was ghost-written, it was just a really enjoyable read. One of the lessons in the book is why say bad things about people online? You don't know their story, you probably don't even know the full story because the media has no-doubtedly manipulated the story in some way or form. So having read the book, It really puzzles me as to why so many people are annoyed and speaking out about their annoyance because of the book being ghost written. Did they even read the book? I even had a friend come round once, and pick the book up off the counter and say 'why are you reading this? It's sounds so cheesy.' and I just replied because I want to. I can't wait to tell her that I actually enjoyed it!

Anyway, I thought it was a lovely story of a girl named Penny and her life when anything she seems to do goes wrong. She learns how to get over panic attacks, how to mature beautifully and most of all - how to have confidence. Of course romance is thrown in for good measure - its a teen girl read. And some loving friends and family, but I recommend this book to anyone who just wants to read something enjoyable.

So have any of you read this book? What were your thoughts? Have you said anything bad and are now thinking twice about what you've written online? I'd love to know so let me know in the comments below. As ever, If you're loving what you're reading you can follow on GFC or BlogLovin' so you don't miss out on future posts. 

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx


  1. Loved this post! I read Girl Online in 5 hours, and absolutely loved it!! I thought the story was so good. I have a post about it on my blog if you want to check that out xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

  2. I loved Girl Online, It really doesn't bother me that she used a Ghost Writer at the end of the day she has done so well and she can't be amazing at everything. Love this post, I did a review too, it would be so lovely if you check out my blog.

    Meme xx

  3. great post I'm thinking of getting this book sometime :) x


  4. I haven't read the book but I really enjoy watching Zoella on youtube - her personality is wild!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  5. I guess I might have to purchase this just to see what the hype is about!

  6. I've heard so much about this book, great review x

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

  7. Great review, I thought this was a nice read also :) A little predictable but I enjoyed it :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  8. Great review! xx

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  10. Love Zoe! She's so down to earth and bubbly. I'm definitely going to support her and buy her book. Thanks!

    xx Lindsay Wandering 20-Something. // Beauty & Lifestyle Blog.

  11. Just ordered it online and I cannot wait to get it and read it. Thank you for all the info about it, it literally makes me want to read it even more now. :)