How did I get it?:
From Netgalley, thanks to HarperCollins UK
“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek.”
Harriet Manners knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. She knows that bats always turn left when exiting a cave and that peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
But she doesn’t know why nobody at school seems to like her.
So when Harriet is spotted by a top model agent, she grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her best friend’s dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of impossibly handsome model Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves.
Veering from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, Harriet begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn’t seem to like her any more than the real world did.
As her old life starts to fall apart, will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything?
I’ve been excited about this book for quite some time, so I was thrilled when I got my hands upon a copy. Sometimes when I work myself up for a book I find that I’m disappointed. This wasn’t the case with Geek Girl. I was expecting a light and fluffy story, which it is. But it’s also a fast paced, well written, funny story with good heart. It portrays the message that you shouldn’t change who you are just to fit in.
Harriet was a fantastic character. I really liked that she realised she didn’t have to transform herself in order to be happy. Her individuality and geekiness really shone through! I see little bits of myself in Harriet, which is why I think a lot of readers could relate to her. I would’ve liked to have learned a bit more about Nat and Nick as they were interesting, but I understand Holly Smale is working on a sequel, so maybe the reader will learn more in the next book!
Geek Girl is well worth reading. It’s so easy to read and I found myself smiling A LOT as I read. I look forward to reading the sequel and more work from Holly Smale.
Would I recommend it?:
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