It’s amazing to see so many young people excited by Girl Online. I’ve not read it yet, but I think its pretty cool that Zoella, who has found such profound fame online, has chosen to branch out into books. Books! This means books are cool! Books are officially the coolest!!! *backs away from the blog post* *turns the dorkiness down a touch*
So, I figure that there are some people out there who might be new to the fabulous world of YA, and are unaware that there are other, equally cool books out there just waiting to find readers. This is my somewhat longwinded way of saying: If you like Girl Online, you might like these books too!
Adorkable by Sarra Manning
I loved this book, which is about a young girl with a hefty online following and internet ‘brand’ finding her place in the world and falling in love. In many ways, I actually think Sarra has foreseen the current wave of online celebrity to a rather creepy extent!
Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery
Turns out that winning the lottery does not necessarily equal winning at life… A sweet comic book from Keren David, who is better known for punching a hole in your heart with her gritty, urban YA.
Anna and the French Kiss
A little bit off the fame and fortune theme, but if what you’re loving about Girl Online is the romance, then Stephanie Perkins is your new queen! Perfectly pitched, intelligent and so swoony you might just die.
Wait, you haven’t heard about Rainbow Rowell? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU??? A gorgeous story about a girl who finds it a lot easier to live in the world of online fan fiction than the real one.
This is what Happy Looks Like
You can trust Jennifer E Smith to deliver a heart-warming romance with a real kick. And this one involves an errant email, an online mystery crush, and a hot Hollywood star who turns up practically on your doorstep! Great fun.
Della says OMG
And finally, the wonderful Keris Stainton! A book about crushes, first love, diaries, and what happens when all your deepest darkest secrets start to appear online…