Zoella is back on Twitter just a day after she announced she was quitting the internet

The vlogger was criticised for having allegedly ghost-written her best-selling book, Girl Online

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Zoella’s break from the internet was short-lived.

After announcing that she was taking a few days out from Twitter and the internet, the vlogger has returned a day later and has criticised the press for apparently sensationalising her temporary exit.


The 24-year-old decided she was abandoning the internet for a few days, after it emerged that she had not written her best-selling book entirely herself. Her boyfriend, Alfie Deyes – who appears in some of Zoella’s vlogs - also temporarily quit Twitter, saying the couple needed "to have some time to ourselves".


She was named the best-selling debut author in history, with Girl Online. First-week sales outstripped Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown, Harry Potter creator JK Rowling and Fifty Shades writer EL James.

But speculation recently emerged that the book had been ghost-written.

Zoella – real name Zoe Suggs - published a statement stating that while she had received help from her publishers, that the "story and characters" were her own.


Penguin said that Suggs had "worked with an expert editorial team to help her bring to life her characters and experiences in a heart-warming and compelling story".

"We are proud to be have been able to help Zoe tell her story and that the book is proving so successful in getting young people reading."

The YouTube star broke records after shifting 78,109 copies of her book in the first week – five times as many as Fifty Shades of Grey sold in its first week.

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