My Rating: 2 stars out of 5 stars
Title: Girl Online
Author: Zoe Sugg, Siobhan Curham
Published: January 1st 2014 by Atria / Keywords Press
Summary: Penny has a secret.
Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family – and the panic attacks she’s suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. 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.
Its just typical girl meet boy.
Girl has problem.
I—I had one of those weird panic things again
Girl is awkward and clumsy
I’m the kind of girl who falls into holes and tells boys she has fleas and shows the entire universe her worst knickers—in close-up.
also has a gay best friend (so cliché).
When he came out to them, his dad actually said, “Don’t worry, son, I’m sure it’s just a phase.” Like being gay is something you can grow out of!
Boy is cool and handsome looking.
He’s what Elliot would call Rock-God-tastic: all messy dark hair, chiseled cheekbones, faded jeans, and scuffed-up boots.
Girl fell in love with the boy
I still don’t really know very much about Noah, on some deeper level it feels like I’ve known him forever. Is this what it means when people talk about meeting their soul mate?
and Boom! Stuff happens.
Penny only had four days in New York, because they had to celebrate Christmas together with her brother back in England. She was so sad she had to be back to England because she would never see Noah again. But magically her mother has another offer to do another party in New York so they had to extend their trip. Yay!
The plot is so predictable.
The protagonist is stupid. We live in “Google Era” (she has a blog for god sake!) Nowadays, its a common thing to Google people you just met (especially a person who potentially would have a romantic relationship with us). And she happened to have a best friend that basically a walking Wikipedia. Major roll eyes moment there.
I don’t know what in the world that this book beats Harry Potter’s record for first week sales. LIKE HOW?!
Ans she’s planning to publish the second book. wow.
It’s all about money after all. The Publishing Company knows that using these famous youtubers would make a lot of money, the youtubers needs all the money they could get and their fans are happy to buy any stuff from their faves. So looks like its a win-win situation. *snort*