REVIEW : Girl Online

Review : Girl Online 
Author : Zoe Sugg (aka Zoella)
Published : 25 Nov 2014 Series : Girl Online 
Genre : Romance/Drama 
Recommended Age : 10+ years 
Synopsis : 
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.
My review : 
I bought this book this year, early in February. I didn’t think the book might be great or incredible, I just thought that maybe it’s cool for me to buy a book written by a super famous British Youtuber, Zoella. 
I was tempted to buy just by looking at it. It’s huge and in hardback and–oh, so pretty! So I forced my brother to spend his money on this, as an early birthday present. Yeah, I’m quite shameless, you know. 
The rating of this book wasn’t really high. Only 3.8 stars on Goodreads. But I rated this book 4/5 stars. I actually adore the friendship that’s going on between Penny and Elliot, and I found them really cute! Like, who doesn’t want a guy best friend who stays next door? 🙈🙈 I would really love that, seriously. 
At first, I was shipping Penny and Elliot really hard. But then–Noah came, and I couldn’t stop fangirling over him. Seriously. He’s cute. Eventhough I didn’t even see him, I know that he’s cute in his own way. The only part that I disliked in this book was, the anxiety that Penny was facing. Okay, maybe I pitied her a little as she had faced a terrible car accident before–and she had to face the anxiety everytime she rode a vehicle. But, Elliot changed everything. He created an alter ego of Penny whenever her panic attacks come. I am Ocean Strong, I tell myself and, incredibly, it starts to work. He made Penny feel confident until she could even take a plane! How amazing of him! Sigh. 
The conflict was annoying actually. I hated it when the author wrote about Penny’s suspicion toward Elliot. She thought that maybe Elliot had betrayed her. Whatever it is, the ending of the book was great! I loved this book, and I recommend everyone–read it! 
P/S ; I haven’t bought Girl Online On Tour yet, it’s way too expensive. Seriously. Money money money where are you~ 
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. - Zoe Sugg, Girl Online (Girl Online, #1)