Guest post: Girl Online Review

So after all the debate about how Zoella wrote her first novel, she still managed to sell more copies in the first week than Harry Potter! Like many of you, our guest reviewer got a copy of Girl Online for Christmas and it looks like the celebrity vlogger has really impressed – yet again!

Eleri is 12 years old, from Pembrokeshire, Wales. She loves reading new books, horse riding, and practiscing the hair style tips from Zoella's youtube channel.

Eleri zoella reviewIf you have some Christmas spending money left over and would still like to get your hands on a copy, Girl Online is available from Tesco and Amazon.

We’d love to hear more about what books you guys are reading, so please comment on the Facebook page if you’d like to be featured!

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2014: A year for the girls!

A timeline to celebrate the success of girls (famous or not) in 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR! As we recover from staying up to see the clock strike midnight, and look forward to the next year, let’s travel back in time to take a look at all the records, prizes and awards the girls won in 2014: (We’re having some technical problems so if the timeline doesn’t show below, just click on the link…)

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Here’s hoping the success continues in 2015! Happy New Year to all our readers and followers xoxo

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Boys will be boys….

School. It can be a laugh, a place to meet new friends and learn new things. Those moments when you’re shaking with laughter and can’t even remember why, spluttering behind your hand every time you look up at your friends.

But have you noticed some people get away with clowning around more than others? I don’t know about you but when I was at school it was nearly always the boys.

Class clowns have been around for as long as we’ve all had to go to school. We all know the guy: The cheeky chappy who’ll answer back to the teacher, ask the stupid questions and pull the chair out from under an unsuspecting victim. But he gets away with it. He always gets away with it. At my school the teachers would always dismiss it as irritating but harmless fun because, y’know, boys will be boys and all that.

Whereas for us girls, speaking up, having a laugh and shouting out was never considered appropriate. “It’s not how girls behave.” “It’s just not ladylike.” That’s what me and my friends were always told when we ran in the corridor or got too loud.

I want to know what experiences you guys have had when you’ve noticed the boys getting away with more in school. Do you feel like you’ve been told off for messing around when your male peers have gotten away with it? Have you been told to be quiet or slow down whilst the boys carry on?

Have you ever mentioned thse dounble standards to your teachers or parents?

Share your stories and their excuses below. Or even better tweet @grrrlslife and tell the twittersphere all about it using the hashtag #boyswillbeboys….

Welcome to It’s a Grrrl’s Life…

Congratulations!

You’ve made it to Grrrl’s Life – the blog for girls with opinions and ideas, but nowhere to share them!

This space is YOURS to discuss what matters to YOU, and to share what it’s really like growing up as a girl in the 21st century. ‘Cause, let’s face it, it’s not easy: from the shift to new schools and friendship groups, to the pressures to dress, behave and appear a certain way becoming a teenager can be tough. And the emotional and physical challenges that those damn hormones cause don’t make it any easier.

Sometimes it’s hard to express everything that might be going on, or to find anyone that feels the same as you.

And it’s easy to feel that you’re not being listened to.

But here at It’s a Grrrls’ Life you have a space to share your thoughts and interests. Whether its music, art, friendships, school, celebrity or sport, this space is yours to be as creative as you can be in expressing what matters to you.

Because what you think matters.

The Facebook and Twitter accounts are now live, so what are you waiting for?? Get sharing…..