Saturday, August 27, 2016

Review: Girl Online On Tour

This is the sequel to Girl Online, and will therefore contain spoilers for that.

Title: Girl Online On Tour (Girl Online #2)
Author: Zoe Sugg
Publisher: Penguin
Year published: 2015
How I got this book: Listened to it on the app Storytel
My rating: 3,5 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
Penny's bags are packed.

When Noah invites Penny on his European music tour, she can't wait to spend time with her rock-god-tastic boyfriend.

But, between Noah's jam-packed schedule, less-than-welcoming bandmates and threatening messages from jealous fans, Penny wonders whether she's really cut out for life on tour. She can't help but miss her family, her best friend Elliot... and her blog, Girl Online.

Can Penny learn to balance life and love on the road, or will she lose everything in pursuit of the perfect summer?

My thoughts:
I found this a lot more enjoyable than the first book, Girl Online. This might be because my expectations weren't that high for this, and therefore I wasn't disappointed, or to me, this was simply a better book.

I listened to this on audiobook, which might have something to do with how much I enjoyed it, but I don't know if I would have enjoyed it more, or less, if I read it as a physical book. This book is just okay, and I didn't expect more from it.

It really shows that Zoe Sugg is trying to bring up important themes in this book, such as standing up for yourself. And, as she is mainly a youtuber with a lot of young viewers, I think it's great that she brings up this in her book, that many of her fans will be reading. The book isn't serious or heavy, but Sugg brings up the themes in an easy way, not forcing it on the reader.

If you didn't enjoy Girl Online, you probably won't enjoy this. I, personally, enjoyed this book more, but I did enjoy Girl Online as well. You are still dealing with the same characters and the same type of writing, so it's important to keep that in mind.

It's probably not a book I will recommend to everyone, because I don't think that many of my friends will enjoy it. However, if you enjoyed Girl Online, or like watching Zoe's videos, I will suggest picking it up, because it's not as bad, even though many people try to say it is. 

Buy this book?
Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)
BookDepository (worldwide, affiliate link)
AdLibris (Norway)

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