Having finished (and enjoyed) Zoella’s first book “Girl Online” I decided to read the sequel straight away while all the characters and the story were still fresh in my mind.
Penny and Noah are getting on well and still enjoying being boyfriend/girlfriend, and as Penny finishes off her GCSEs she is looking forward to heading off with Noah (and his band) on the European stretch of the tour that he is support act for. To begin with everything is going great for Penny and Noah, and they’re enjoying being together… but then Noah starts to change and Penny questions whether she is cut out for life on tour.
Girl Online: On Tour was brilliant. I think I enjoyed it more than the first book in the series, and it was great to see Noah and Penny’s relationship put to the test. I honestly can’t say it was predictable either. Maybe I just assumed it would be a “and they all lived happily ever after” story, but how wrong was I?! But I really enjoyed that! I think Zoe Sugg highlights well the fact that not all relationships are “happy ever after” and that people are not who you think they are, but that at the end of the day family and friends are everything.
On top of this the book does great at highlighting one key point, that no matter how much you love someone and want to support them in their dreams, it is unbelievably important that you still have the time and opportunity to pursue your own dreams. There is no point being with someone who doesn’t let you chase your own dreams. Never forget that! 🙂 I think this is a key message to those teenagers who this book is aimed at, which Zoella does great at getting across.
All in all, this was a great book and do not underestimate it, nor underestimate the subtle (but important) messages that Zoe is trying to get across to her (teenage) audience. It is OK to follow your own dreams, in fact it is a necessity in life, and it is OK to question what you are doing and it is so OK to feel anxious and worried… Just know that your family and friends are there to help you on your way.