Why does it look like my right hand is a claw?

"Girl Online: On Tour" was published by Zoë Sugg (aka Zoella) on October 20th, 2015.  "Girl Online: On Tour" is a sequel to Zoë Sugg's Girl Online.

The book is a continuation of Penny's life after the online scandal of the first book. Penny, 16 and obsessed with her rock-god boyfriend (who wouldn't be, if they had one at 16?) has been invited to go on tour with him for the summer.

Very quickly, what went from looking like the best summer ever became a summer filled with anxiety, haters... and, you guessed it, boy-drama. In her summer on tour, Penny learns that a relationship isn't always warm and fuzzy, and sometimes, there's nothing she can do to fix that, no matter how much she tries.

Viewers of Zoella (like myself), have known that this book was coming for a while now, and have anxiously waited as we watched her talk about writing it in her vlogs. To be honest, I thought that this book was so much better than its successor. Zoë certainly seems to have matured in her writing style quite a bit since then.

My only real complaint about the book is that Zoë seems to make the characters behave in a way that almost seems unrealistic to me. I don't know about your life, but almost no one is nearly that over-the-top nice in my life (maybe I just have a sucky life haha). For example, Elliot, Penny's best friend often refers to Penny as "Princess P" or "Pennylicious" even in text messages! I don't think I could keep that habit up, it just takes too much effort (please tell me I'm not the only one). As well, I don't know anyone that ends all their texts with "xx" or "xxxxxxx." I dunno, I don't think people are like that in real life, and it almost made me want to roll my eyes a little bit.

I really did enjoy the parts of the book where Penny goes through tough times, and my heart throbbed for her, as I'd gone through the same things, and I think Sugg depicted those emotions nicely.

Overall, this book was muuuuch better than her first, and I really would recommend it to everyone who's read the first one.

Rating: 7/10

Zoë signed it!!!!!!!! (still excited)

Thanks for reading!


Sugg, Zoë. Girl online: On tour.  London: Penguin Random House,  2015. Print.
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We Will Remember Them

Remembrance Day happens every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month, and has been a tradition since November 11th, 1918, the end of World War I. Remembrance day is a day of remembering and paying respects to military personnel that have paid the ultimate price in combat.

Often, I find that people (especially young people, like myself) don't really care about this day. But it shocks me, because I care so much. So many people have given up their lives fighting for what they thought was right, and keeping this country, Canada (and others, of course) free; remembering them is the least we can do. So many lives lost, so many hearts broken, so many children who were/are forced to grow up without their father/mother, it makes me teary-eyed just thinking about it.

To pay our respects, a two minute silence is given at the 11th hour, a tradition started by King George V. During these two minutes, thoughts should be about those who died and their sacrifice for us. People also wear poppies, a flower that was made famous by the poem "In Flander's Fields." Traditionally, it is worn on the left side of the chest, over the heart.

I think this day is so important. Even though it isn't like the other special days of the year where things are happy and fun, like the ever approaching Christmas, it still should be acknowledged and observed.

We will remember them.

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