I swear my cake looked far more glamorous all those years ago!?
Anyway, I've been following her blog ever since so when I heard that she was releasing a book, I was thrilled.
I know there's heaps of controversy around it being written by a ghost writer or whatever but to be honest I don't care.
I get the points that people are making, particularly novelists like myself.. how her book is just bombed into the world because of who she is where as we simple 'peasant' writers have to work our butts off to write a book alone, hunt down editors and agents, get handed a thousand rejection letters and undergo a seriously testing amount of self-doubt. But you know what? Good for her. Don't be hating on her just because she's got some good luck. As she said, the characters were her own and I see so much of Zoe in the pages... and the cover.
She started this anonymous blog where she could be herself and say anything she wanted without being scared and embarrassed. The blog is her safe haven.
- A beautiful romantic escape we can live vicariously through.
- A helpful read that assists you in overcoming your panic attacks.
- A blogging miracle - (I think we forget that once upon a time, Zoella was just like the rest of us. It all started with a blog... and look at how far she has come! Sometimes, dreams really do come true.)
- Hope. No matter what it is that you're going through: Anxiety, friendship issues, sexuality - this book has it all. The best part is that although it touches on such deep topics, it's done in a way that is so light and easy to read. It doesn't overwhelm you with drama and the weight of negativity. It helps you to understand and tackle it.
- Inspiration (seriously, if this book doesn't make you want to open up your laptop and write a new blog post then I don't know if anything will!)