Bearing in mind whilst reading this review I am 25 years old. The book is more suited and aimed towards teenagers.
The book is a cute girl meets boy story with the themes and issues of cyber bullying and anxiety thrown into the mix.
The ‘romance’ side of the novel is very sickly sweet and very much a fantasy rather than something you can really imagine happening to someone in real life.
The other side of the novel covering panic attacks is something that Zoella has already spoken about on her Youtube channel so it made sense for her to include in her debut novel. Also the subject of cyber bulling is something that Zoe is unfortunately already very familiar with.
I quite like that the topics covered are clearly close to Zoe’s heart it’s just a shame that the sickly sweet boy meets girl story line doesn’t quite live up to it’s expectations.
All in all it’s not a terrible book but seeing as it’s not aimed at people my age I wasn’t really drawn into the story line.
I can imagine 13/14 year old girls completely falling in love with the story and the characters and if it makes the younger generation read more then I am all for it.
I’m glad I read the book just to know what all the hype was about but it’s not one I would recommend to friends.