Zoe Sugg, a YouTube sensation, has eclipsed writing superstars such J K Rowling, Dan Brown and E L James with the biggest first week sales for a début novel, Girl Online, since records began. Sales data has been compiled since 1998 and only 97 other weekly number ones have exceeded the total sales achieved by Girl Online. Borrow it from Leeds Libraries.
Zoe is known as Zoella on her fashion and beauty blog, which has over five million subscribers. She’s sold nearly 80,000 copies of the Young Adult novel, which makes it chart topping in the UK Official Top 50.
What’s it about?
Penny has a secret. Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family – and the panic attacks she’s suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love – and capturing every moment of it on her blog. But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny’s cover – and her closest friendship – forever