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Publisher's Summary

From YouTube sensation Zoella comes a debut coming-of-age novel that perfectly captures what it means to grow up and fall in love in today's digital world. Girl Online is the first book to be published by Keywords Press, an imprint under Simon & Schuster dedicated to today's digital stars.

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 GirlOnline, 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.

©2014 Zoe Sugg (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

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So good!

this book was amazing! it had me laughing, almost crying and saying, "no way!" I really enjoyed the tale of little Penny and Noah.

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AMAZING

I loved this so much I think Zoe Sugg did a perfect job with this story, can't wait for the sequel!!!

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Two Narrators Necessary

Personally, I find it frustrating when a book with a large number of both gender characters doesn't also have two narrators. In this case, I was supremely disappointed that the book did not have a British AND an American narrator. Hannah Tointon's portrayal of Noah was so off that it really distracted from the story itself. While it's not the greatest story, the part in the end where Penny is finally found out and slayed all over the internet is a really poignant and necessary message for young people today. In the midst of what I found to be a very fluffy story, that was the part that most prominently stuck out to me. That being said, if given the chance to listen to it again, I probably wouldn't.

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Very good!

Now I'm not being bias because I love Zoella, but I really did enjoy this book! I love how Zoe mentioned panic attacks, friend troubles and boy troubles, I found it really comforting to read as I could relate to some things. I think Hannah did a great job reading it, but the American accents really made me cringe, someone else should've read those parts.

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Great book highly recommended

I loved this book it was a very lovely story. If you get the chance to read it I urge you to.

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Loved the book!

This book made my rides to and from work very entertaining. The narrator was great. I'm excited for a sequel and possible movie?

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Better as an Audiobook

Let me preface this review by saying that I don't know a thing about Zoe Sugg and have no plans on knowing anything about her (I do know a bit of the ghost writing issue because of the reviews here at Goodreads.). I also ended up DNFing the physical book because it was too fluffy and whiny for my taste.

However, I also have this in my Audible library, and I always feel bad of DNFing audiobooks. Thus, I gave this book another chance. This time, I listened to it on audio. Lo and behold, I enjoyed it a bit more. While the narrator sucked at differentiating character voices, she was still fun to listen to. I found myself engaged and smiling at some parts.

I admit that I listened to this while working, and one thing I liked about it was that I didn't have to give my 100% attention to the story. The simplicity of the book (despite the bullying and panic attack issues) made it a perfect distraction for me at work while still absorbing the details of the plot.

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sweet story with tidbits of tips for anxiety

it is nice to have a main character who is dealing with anxiety and panic attacks. she explained the feeling well, and incorporated exercises in her life which helped her. while it was only a small part of the overall story, it felt veey supportive and encouraging for readers who suffer from anxiety.

It was a cute if not somewhat predictable yound adult romance, but sweet innocence that reminds you of those early sparks of love.

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  • Beck
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  • 09-10-17

To be young again...

This is a very sweet story. I found myself remembering what it feels like to be a teenage girl again. I definitely want my 13 and 12 year old nieces to read or listen to this book... Actually I got it because recently they got their first phones and with that social media!!! Eeeeek! And boys are starting to pop up now and then in conversations!!! Double Eeeeek! I think they would love Penny and her story, and it would also show them how important it is to be yourself, choose your friends wisely, and that your life is what you make it... oh, and that the internet is both awesome and scary! It makes me happy that we can find positive, loving, and really cool role models like Zoe and her Penny out there in the world and online.

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Better than expected

I love Zoella's YouTube channel, but I listened to Tyler Oakley's book, and I loved that he read it himself. Therefore, I was apprehensive about this book because Zoe didn't read it. However, I shouldn't have worried because the voice fit the story. The only thing that I have to criticize is how naive Penny is, and how she misses all of these obvious clues to the lies and conflicts in the story. It was a bit predictable in some aspects, but I still loved listening to it.