Model Misfit


How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Harper Collins UK


“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.”

Harriet knows that modelling won’t transform you. She knows that being as uniquely odd as a polar bear isn’t necessarily a bad thing (even in a rainforest). And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this.

What Harriet doesn’t know is where she’s going to fit in once the new baby arrives.

With summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get as far away from home as possible. But nothing can prepare Harriet for the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmother’s ‘chaperoning’. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes.

Because, this time, Harriet knows what a broken heart feels like.

Can geek girl find her place on the other side of the world or is Harriet lost for good?


Model Misfit is the sequel to Geek Girl, which I read earlier this year. As soon as I noticed Model Misfit up on NetGalley, I knew I had to request it. I completely disregarded my NetGalley ban (I have too many books!). Sequels can always be a bit risky, especially when you love the first book, but I’m glad I requested Model Misfit as I thoroughly enjoyed and devoured it!

Ah, it’s so nice to be reunited with Harriet again. I noted in my Geek Girl review how much I liked Harriet as a protagonist. This hasn’t changed in Model Misfit. Holly Smale has created a character that you feel you really know and want things to go right for. Holly has a knack for making me laugh out loud with Harriet’s escapades.

In Model Misfit Harriet is still dealing with her stalker Toby, (who I love by the way!) her stepmother’s pregnancy, missing Nick and beginning a modelling job in Japan. Harriet meets plenty of new people in Japan, but someone is trying to sabotage her career. You’ll have to read it to find out who, and find out what funny things Harriet gets up to!

My experience reading Model Misfit was like the feeling you get when you meet up with your oldest, closest friend. Good fun and plenty of laughs. It was the perfect read for a cold Autumnal afternoon.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Reading next:
Dangerous Girls- Abigail Haas

6 thoughts on “Model Misfit

  1. Yes! So pleased that Toby is in this one. I love my little stalker!
    I’m trying to be good and so will have to wait a while to read this, but hopefully I’ll get to soon.

    Great review, Chrissi! 😀

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