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 Review: I read a few goodreads reviews on this out of curiosity after finishing it and I decided one thing. PEOPLE NEED TO STOP CRITICISING A BOOK JUST BECAUSE A YOUTUBER WROTE IT. Who cares if they had help writing it?! Who cares if they’re getting money from it!? Basically who cares?! Of course writers write sequels to get more money it’s called a job and secondly so what if they had a ghost writer? I don’t agree that Youtubers, who’ve never thought about writing a book before, can get a publisher because of their fame when people who’ve wanted to write all their lives can’t get their book published. But, at the end of the day Youtuber’s jobs cover a wide range of things including writing.This is their careers. One day Youtube will be as dead as MySpace and all the youtubers are going to have to rely on the areas they’ve branched out into as part of their youtube careers like writing, interviewing and hosting radio shows. So, everyone just look at the book and read it as if you never had heard of Zoe Sugg or Youtube. You’ll be a lot happier and you know what? You might actually be able to enjoy this series.

The above paragraph is quite ranty sorry about that, it’s just the goodreads review section has annoyed me a lot. We’re here to read books not talk about why the book got published. (I do have to admit I’m being slightly hypocritical in a way as there is a book I won’t read because I don’t like the author. But, that’s because of the author not how they got their book published).

Okay so rant section over and time for the actual review.

Let’s start by saying Girl Online On Tour is definitely better than the first book. The plot was a lot  fuller compared to the first book. Yes, it was sugar sweet and cliched again, but sometimes you need a book that’s feels like pink fun fair cotton candy.

It feels more real than the last one (Well as real as cotton candy is food. You eat it so it’s food, but it’s not quite food. I hope that makes sense). This wasn’t a continuation of Noah-and-Penny -live-happily-ever-after-in-a-cotton-candy-world it was more of a realistic teen relationship. Also, Penny is finally 16. Penny being 15 in the first book just did not work. The way their relationship progressed and developed was exactly the way I wanted it to.

Elliot and Penny’s friendship is my favourite part of this series. They’re such cute friends and I believe everyone needs an ‘Elliot’ friend who will drop everything to help you and you would drop everything to help them.

Overall, it was a great sequel and a really cute read. I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a cotton candy read that won’t take you long.

3.5/5 stars


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