Thursday, 19 March 2015

♥ Geek Girl - Holly Smale Review ♥

"My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek." The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners has high hopes for the new school year: she's a Sixth Former now, and things are going to be different. But with Nat busy falling in love at college and Toby preoccupied with a Top Secret project, Harriet soon discovers that's not necessarily a good thing..

Welcome to afternoonbookery & today we are celebrating the release of all that glitters by Holly Smale - Book #4 in the Geek Girl series. We are celebrating here at HQ with a fudge bar and red sparkly glasses, if you want to win a copy of #4 stay tuned.

For those who are new to the series i have included a review of book #1
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Harriet is a geek, an out and out geek - full to the brim of useless facts (well i suppose at some point they are useful) and struggles daily with school, and its alot harder when you only have one friend (and a stalker) Nat, is in most senses the polar opposite of Harriet, so they take it in turns doing something the other enjoys. So when Nat's other friend falls ill on the day of the clothes show, Harriet has to step in. 

Harriet and the clothes show? Not a good combination, after an eventful coach trip, upon arrival, she trashes several stalls, gets threatened to be sued, and hides under a table. Things surely couldnt get worse? She gets spotted, by a model agency. Something she can't tell Nat, not when it was Nats dream all along.

Geek girl is heartwarming, funny and perfect for teens. Its a reminder its not all bad, it does get better. I loved Harriet, she made me laugh, she made me recognise myself a bit (not the model part - haha!) Nat was sweet, with good intentions with a huge temper. Geek girl was a coming of age story in parts, it was about friendship, been yourself, and a love story all wrapped up in a novel.

It was fast paced and alot happened in the short space of time we met Harriet, but im guessing the modelling world travels at the same speed. If you are a fan of teen and y/a fiction this could be up your street.


4/5

Holly is the Number One bestselling, multi-award winning author of the GEEK GIRL series.

She fell in love with writing at five years old, when she realised that books didn't grow on trees like apples. A passion for travel, adventure and wearing no shoes has since led her all over the world: she has visited 27 countries, spent two years working as an English teacher in Japan, volunteered in Nepal, been bartered for in Jamaica and had a number of ear-plugs stolen in Australia, Indonesia and India.

Holly has a BA in English Literature, an MA in Shakespeare, and currently lives in London or at @holsmale.

The GEEK GIRL series has been an internationally bestselling no1. smash-hit. It won the Waterstones Teen Prize of the Year and the Leeds book award, was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Branford Boase award, and was long-listed for the Carnegie
 

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