Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg
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Alrighhhhhht. This book❤❤❤. Ahh!!! This is the 3rd book of this trilogy, and if you haven’t read the first two I would advise you to check the two blogs I wrote about about the first and second books! Just when you thought it couldn’t get better, it did! This book was wonderful, and I’m so content about how it ended!!!
Penny Porter is still feeling haunted by Noah everywhere she goes. It’s like he never left, but she knows he did. While desperately trying not to reach out to him and ask how he’s doing or where he is, she’s working with the famous photographer that has noticed her work seems promising. She is determined to discover something in her art and passion. She needs to find something “uniquely Penny.”
Penny meets up with Megan at her college and finds that there are more gorgeous people than she could have imagined. One of those gorgeous people she meets is a photographer like herself, a Scottish boy named Callum. He seems to like her pretty well and soon sees if they could meet up again. She doesn’t know whether to see another guy would be wrong, or if she should start moving on from Noah.
Elliot Wentworth is having some troubles as well. His parents have been fighting nonstop since Elliot confessed to them that he was gay. He is spending increasingly more time at the Porter’s house, and Penny is concerned for her friend. Penny knows her mum is planning a wedding in Scotland and invites Elliot and Alex to come with her family. Coincidentally Callum is also going to be in Scotland because his sister is the one getting married.
In the midst of a potential suitor, trying to let Noah have time, finding her own unique, artistic syle, and still trying to be good friend to Elliot as he’s dealing with his own issues, Penny is still trying to find who she is and she wants to be without anyone else. Is Callum the guy for her, or will Noah come back? Can she and Noah start fresh again and work out the problems they ended with?
(warning: I’ll try my best not to give anything away, but beware of spoilers)
I really enjoyed reading this last book. It was really cool to see Penny getting through life without needing to find her identity in a guy. Also, while she’s at Megan’s college, she meets a sweet girl named Posey who has anxiety. Penny immediately connects with her and gains her trust. She learns that she is meant to play lead in the musical West Side Story, but gets nervous whenever she’s in front of an audience. Penny desperately wants to help Posey become brave because she knows how hard it is to accomplish stuff when you have anxiety.
Without giving too much away, I was glad when Noah comes back into Penny’s life, even though she’s not sure she’s ready for it. He’s dealt with a lot, has a new manager, and knows he needed a break before he came back. The growth of the characters was cool. The imagery and descriptiveness of the setting was beautiful. Also, the author made it feel more realistic. When Elliot’s parents started struggling, I could see how much it was affecting him. It’s always hard when parents won’t agree…Anyway, this book was a positive influence, and the ending was definitely one I enjoyed because I could definitely see the author’s heart in it.
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