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Going Solo

(Girl Online #3)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  10,256 ratings  ·  810 reviews
As Penny starts the school year she's ready to face the world - alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early and no one, including Penny, knows where he is. So when she accepts Megan's invitation to visit her performing arts school it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends.

Helping everyone else seems to be the right remedy - Elliot needs
Hardcover, 327 pages
Published November 22nd 2016 by Atria/Keywords Press (first published November 17th 2016)
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Stella I think the ending of girl online : going solo will determine that.
Personally I think she will bring out another after it.
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Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
November 2016: I sat by the post box all morning waiting for my copy and it was SO worth the wait!! It took 2 hours and 35 minutes to finish it which is actually a record time for me. (AND ZOE SUGG LITERALLY JUST QUOTED MY TWEET AND SAID SHE'S PLEASED I ENJOYED THE BOOK AND I CRIED)

This was just on par with the other two; basic vocabulary, plenty of cheese and cliches, just the right amount of action and plot to keep me turning the pages without rolling my eyes too much. What can I say? I'm a
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
One thing I've learnt recently is that blowing out someone else's candle doesn't make yours shine any brighter.

Its been a year since Ive read the first two books in this series and even though I wasnt too happy with the first book, I decided to still read Girl Online: Going Solo. I liked the second book better than the first one and hoped that Id maybe also like this book better than the second one. After finishing it though, I can say that this unfortunately wasnt the case; but I still liked
celine (celinereads)
i must admit that i didn't enjoy girl online going solo as much as i enjoyed girl online, but it was still enjoyable. i mean, during the first half of the book, penny was quite irritating but after i got past the first 150ish pages, i flew through the book and didn't want to put it down!! this series is a tad bit too juvenile and cliché for my usual taste in books but somethin' about penny's relationship with her family, friends, and noah just got me hooked from the first few pages of girl ...more
Chelsey Ellice
Oh my gosh. What a wonderful ending to Girl Online. I kinda don't want it to be over. When Callum came into the picture I was a little worried, then I thought Zoë wouldn't do that to us. He was very sweet though. Of course Noah came and surprised her again. When she wouldn't talk to him I was heart broken but then again I understand why. And poor Elliott, glad things kinda worked out in the end for him. I wasn't expecting an ending like that but it was a beautiful ending. This book was also ...more
it's not actually a 1 star read, but a very solid 1.5, just so you know. maybe even a 1.75
there's a distinct lack of going solo for a book literally titled going solo, and i guess that's all i want to say before i go back to reading decent literature again-- I've wasted an entire evening already as it is
Odette Brethouwer
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Finished late last night. loved it I love how in those books, it is not all about a boy/boys/being in love, but also about family and friends, the ups and down that come with that, about what you want to do with your life in terms of a profession etc. Someone called it 'slice of life' books and that is the perfect term for these. It is a very quick read, easy writing and highly enjoyable. I cannot think of a reason for 4* in stead of 5 :P Maybe some parts were predictable, but somehow I did not ...more
isi o
June 18th 2016
Omg!!! I'm so excited for this new book!!

July 1st 2016
Omg I'm so excited for this book to come out! 3 MONTHS!

July 3rd 2016
I can't contain the excitement I have for this book! Hoping for more cute things to happen in the book haha

July 9th 2016
I just saw the cover and title from Zoe's vlog (BOOK 3 TITLE AND COVER REVEAL and am now even more excited because she gave us some hints as to what it's about. I'm just so sad about the fact that
I'm so happy that I actually really enjoyed this one (if you have seen my reviews for the first two, you'd know I have more negative feelings towards them). Zoe has really grown as a writer. 3.5 stars. A better review coming tomorrow.
Crisanda (Sapphire)
~ A review by a disinterested, non Zoella-crazy person. ~

There is so much of hype and hate surrounding this series, and frankly speaking, I don't understand either. I think that a lot of it stems from people's feelings towards Zoe Sugg herself, rather than their feelings towards these books. I have to admit that what prompted me to pick up Girl Online in the first place was my curiosity and surprise that a YouTuber had written an actual work of fiction (I only learnt later about the
Oct 20, 2016 marked it as i-d-rather-die  ·  review of another edition
The internet is both a beautiful and a terrible place. I was reading something, and as one thing leads to another, always, on the internet, I ended up reading that the Girl Online franchise would be spawning a third monumentally disastrous "book". There's only so far you can take something, especially if the said something was so bad, and Ms. Sugg should've taken the hint after the first book, if not after the first few lines. The fact that this book already has a rating of 4.5 even before its ...more
Jan 04, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
All those who agree this book sucks raise your hand!
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
These books are so cliche and predictable but I love Penny and Noah and Elliot and they are just so cute! It's really interesting how Zoe described the panic attacks and anxiety where Penny from suffers. I know Zoe has anxiety too and I think it's really brave to talk about it. I secretly hope that Zoe will write a book four because this series is my guilty pleasure and I just love them so much
May 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
I didn't really like this book. It took me about four months to finally finish this book. I started to like this book when I was half way through (view spoiler). From there on I loved the story and the events happening in there. Callum was kinda annoying though, I think his behaviour was kinda unrespectful but oh well.
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, own, books
I absolutely adored this book. Read in a day for the Booktubeathon.
Is this the end? Will there be more? I could certainly read more about people in this universe and like to think of this series as my guilty pleasure. I like how this book focused on more than just Noah, as much as I love Noah, it's nice to show that there is more to Penny than just being in relationships.
Caroline Fosse
Jan 16, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sugary sweet, where almost nothing goes wrong and the balance is returned to Penny's life. Well, I finished another series at least...
Jan 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Younger readers, or starter readers
Before this review, just putting out there that I love Zoe Sugg /Zoella's videos. She seems light hearted, funny and incredibly positive; and her books reflect that. Even though I did not particularly enjoy this book, it does not mean that I do not like the author, or judge her in any way. Just putting that out there.

Slightly more in depth reviews will come on MY BLOG of my recent reads, so go check it out.

This was my overall reaction throughout the whole book. It was... OK. There were a few
Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
Audiobook Review: 5+++ Stars

Two years ago, when I listened to the audiobook of Girl Online I was amazed with the beautiful story of Penny Porter and the incredible production of the audiobook. Last year, Girl Online On Tour was published and I loved it too, but I was left with a sad face because of how it ended. SPOILER ALERT (view spoiler) But in the end, I understood why it happened and I knew it was for the best, but my heart was so so sad :(
Vi ~ Inkvotary
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sc, 2016-release-g
A sweet and wonderful story about real friendship, the love of a caring family, the love we share with our boyfriend and that we have to take care of ourself - no matter what - if we want to be able to help others. This book came at the right time to me and helped me a lot. Full review to come.
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Girl Online Going Solo!!! I love these books. I would say they are my guilty pleasure but screw it, I don't feel guilty about it.
I'm so glad she wrote a third book, not because I care about if Noah and Penny were getting back together or not. I wanted to read more from Penny, I wanted to see how she would evolve and what would happen on her journey. I love Penny as a character so much, she is just so freaking relatable. And even though there is a huge age difference between me and her, I
Dejanira Dawn
Jul 20, 2016 marked it as own-not-read  ·  review of another edition
I'm lowkey sad about Noah not being there but im so excited to see what is up with Callum
Apr 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
** 3 STARS! **

"Someone else's success is not your failure."


Now this book was pretty cheesy and incredibly predictable wasn't it?!
It was enjoyable but I liked it the least of all three.
Also the title isn't really compatible with the story because Penny isn't even going solo.
However my tolerance level towards Penny and Noah together dangles quite above the average so that's fine.
I'm not sure if there's going to be another book since it doesn't imply that this one is the last one
Maria Falconi
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Rachel Ellis
Jul 16, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Will these books ever end? Failing that I will still read it to see if it's the same as the other two... Overrated? Probably.
Elle Presser
A decent addition to the series where we get to know Girl Online on her own, on her home turf. This novel has romance, friendship, intrigues. It even managed to surprise me at times. Girl Online Going Solo is a good sequel, and as the two predecessors it's a really easy read. But it doesn't have anything new to offer.
chloe yeung ♡
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own, girl-power, 2017
Since theres no free Wi Fi on the cruise ship, Im spending most of my time binge reading the books I have on my Kindle. I loved Girl Online and Girl Online: On Tour, and this book is as lovely as the other two.

I finished Girl Online and Girl Online: On Tour more than a year ago, and as much as I loved the story of Penny and Noah, I seem to have forgotten all the details so it took me a while to figure it all out! Once I did, the first thought that came to mind was, Penny and Noah have to get
Sprinkled Pages
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such a cute and enjoyable read! I loved the ending and Penny is such an optimistic character!

Click to read no spoiler book review on the blog:
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-books
Three words to describe this book:

sweet, friendly and lovely
Dec 02, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm sorry but this really disappointed me. Not exactly the plot, but how poorly written this one was. The first two were absolutely dazzling and I couldn't stop reading either of them. Was I expecting too much from this one? I don't know but I do know I literally went to sleep whilst reading this and I didn't fangirl about it once. There are sooooo many clichés and you can practically guess at what's going to happen. I'm Hoping Zoella does another series, as this one ended so poorly and she ...more
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Zoe Elizabeth Sugg is an English fashion and beauty guru and internet personality. She is best known by her fans and viewers on YouTube as Zoella. She has a secondary channel, MoreZoella, which is primarily for her vlogs. She has collaborated with a myriad of other Youtubers as well as appeared in numerous magazines and won a Teen Choice Award.

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