Hello you, beautiful person!
I wasn’t planning on writing about it, but after finishing this book, I decided I HAVE to share with you. At first I was thinking of just tweeting something, but I have a few too many thoughts to fit in one tweet.
Okay, first things first. In case, for some reason, you haven’t heard of it before, this is the book – Girl Online Going Solo by Zoe Sugg. (And yes, I got a signed copy, YAY!)
I feel like I should start by saying, that if you want to buy and read it, start with the first two books. It will make a lot more sense, trust me!
And now about the book itself… I ABSOLUTELY LOVED it! I think I loved it even more than the first one, which already was amazing, so that says a lot. I’ll be honest here, the second one was good, but I felt that it wasn’t AS good as the first one and I was a little worried that the third one would be the same. But as I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. I began reading the book in the evening and couldn’t stop until I read it all. Needless to say, I went to sleep VEEERY late and I am exhausted today. But I need to write this now or I’ll forget everything, haha.
There were three things that made me LOVE this book.
Number one – this book had a lot of useful and helpful information to anyone who suffers from anxiety. Correct me if I’m wrong, but as I recall, the first two books touched on the subject rather lightly. Maybe it is because Zoe herself has learned more about anxieties and has more experience now. This one not only reassured the reader who might suffer from an anxiety, that they are not alone (even if sometimes it might feel that way), but also had a few helpful tips to get through it. It also explains a different kind of anxiety – stage fright, showing, that there are so many different types of anxiety and they all ARE real. (And even famous people might have them!) This book made me feel less of a weirdo by reminding me that I’m not the only person who feels extremely uncomfortable in some situations. So thank you, Zoe! ❤
Number two – it has a lot of food for thought. You can either rush through the book, to find out what happens at the end or you can stop and think – what would you do in the same situation? And would that be the best thing to do, not just for yourself, but for other people as well? I honestly hope that if teenagers, who read this book, ever find themselves in similar situations, they will remember this book and Penny, and do the right thing. Whether it’s letting down a boy who likes you, meeting new friends or putting an end to toxic friendships… Figure out how you really feel and be honest!
Number three – if you have ever thought of starting any kind of a blog, this book will have a few helpful tips for that too. As Penny helps her blogging friends, she also helps us – the readers. And I, for one, am going to listen to her. After all, Zoe (also known as Zoella) with a blog and a YouTube channel with millions of followers probably knows what she’s talking about.
Also, when I read the first two books, I had never been to Brighton (or to UK) before and now I think I need to read them again. I’ve been living in Brighton for over a year now and reading the book when you actually know all the places described there, gives a completely different feeling. Maybe that’s also a reason why I loved this book so much. So if you’ve never been to Brighton, come and visit! We’ll grab a cup of hot chocolate (because I hate coffee).
I’m pretty sure this was the last Girl Online book. I’m sad, because I really enjoyed this book and it would be awesome if there was another one, but another book would mean more bad things happening in Penny’s life and I think she’s been through enough.
Now get up and go read this book. And then let me know – what did you think of the book? Did you also finish it in one day?
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See you tomorrow!