Title: Geek Girl (Geek Girl #1)
Author: Holly Smale
Publisher: Harper Collins
‘Harriet Manners knows a lot of things.
She 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. What she isn’t quite so sure about is why nobody at school seems to like her very much. So when she’s spotted by a top model agent, Harriet 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 the impossibly handsome supermodel Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves.
As Harriet veers from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, she begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn’t seem to like her any more than the real world did.
And as her old life starts to fall apart, the question is: will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything?’
Geek Girl is a book that is basically about me, or I so I would like to think so anyway. I mean, it’s about a girl who is a complete geek, loves little pieces of trivia which other people may think is irrelevant(it probably is but it is still useful to know) and can be seen as a bit of a misfit, which I guess I am. However, one thing that sets us apart, is that she ends up becoming a model, not that she particularly knows how or why and then there is me, who is not.
Holly Smale, the author of this book and series, is the true Harriet Manners from ‘Geek Girl’ because what you see within the book actually ended up happening for her. How cool is that?
I enjoyed this quite a lot, and have continued on with the series, in fact I am on book four now I think, or should be anyway.
I really love how Harriet is both a comical, but yet extremely vulnerable character. It’s refreshing to see this and it allows for us to relate to her a lot more because no one is fully confident, or fully shy. It is good to express that balance, which shows that people are full of depth and have more to them than what may be seen at first glance. She is someone you can’t help but love and the way it is written makes for a more compelling and pacey read which becomes difficult to put down.
Lonely Girl Awards Geek Girl: 4 / 5 Happy Faces