If you are familiar with YouTube, you have probably heard of a British YouTuber named Zoella. She is absolutely adorable and does everything from vlogging to beauty videos and even has her own bath and home products! If you have not had a chance to check her out please do since her videos are sure to put you in a great mood!
She is also very open about having anxiety and seeing a therapist which allows for many young people who watch her videos to relate to her. If you do not know her story, she actually started out as a blogger back in the day before creating a YouTube channel. That was the inspiration behind her book trilogy “Girl Online” which is a fictional story about a girl named Penny who blogs to combat her anxiety. Along the way she meets a boy while on holiday in America and they fall in love. The book series has everything from romance to personal inner struggles. You also see bits and pieces of Zoe’s life in Brighton thrown in as details. For example, they order Pizza Face one night for dinner which is something Zoe does often in her life. It is fun to pick out these details after watching her videos and see how she poured her heart and soul into this project.
The series is directed at a teen/young adult audience, but as a 22 year old I thoroughly enjoyed them. If you are looking for an intellectually challenging read then this is not the book for you. However, if you want something fun that has friendships, romance, anxiety, and a little suspense then I highly suggest giving it a go. I have not read many books that deal with anxiety and describe it in a way that I can fully understand and relate to my own life.
I hope some of you give it a shot! I have included links to the three books in the trilogy and if 30 people buy the first book I decided to pick one random person who likes or comments on this blog and send them the second two books for free! I thought this would be a fun way to interact with you guys and hopefully some of you will love the series just as much as I did and we can chat about it once you finish.
If you use my links I may get compensation in return. Enjoy!