Penny joins her rocker boyfriend on his European tour.
After an explosion of embarrassment and betrayal earlier in the school year, Penny had no choice but to make her popular blog, Girl Online, private. She’s still in her romantic relationship with hottie Noah Flynn, one of the biggest rock stars on the planet, though. The couple has plans to travel Europe together over the summer while Noah and his band go on tour, but when ex-girlfriends, disapproving band mates, and exasperating managers rear their heads, can Noah and Penny's relationship survive? As her life becomes more and more complicated, Penny does her best to resist going back online and resurrecting her blog, but the impulse is getting harder and harder to ignore. In this sequel to series opener Girl Online (2014), Sugg is smart in pushing her characters out of their comfort zones. The author has an emotional story to tell, and she weaves it well, spanning a few different characters and how they fit together. However, this is a novel about a teenager and her sexy boyfriend traveling across Europe, and Sugg doesn't turn her nose up at all the possibilities that come with that premise. She mixes the fantasy with enough emotional reality that the book doesn't feel cheap or trashy, but it isn't exactly high art either. Readers who adore Stephanie Perkins and Jenny Han will see that this will do in a pinch, but it doesn't match the highs either of those authors achieve.
Cool clothes, trendy music, and matters of the heart make for a pleasant sequel. (Fiction. 12-16)