Saturday, May 9, 2015

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Genre: Contemporary
Type: Series
Date Published: February 28, 2013
Sequel: Model Misfit (September 26, 2013)
Publisher: Harper Collins

Summary: 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? 

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Review: The book was a fun read. Harriet is a very fun character to read about and I love the interesting facts that she included. It definitely made me more knowledgable. There wasn't much of a romance that I thought there was, but  it doesn't really matter. The book, I feel, is like an introductory to what is going to happen in the other books so I didn't expect much from it. 

Some characters didn't seem really believable and didn't really act their age and are trying really hard to be funny. Toby is just creepy. I would definitely freak out if there's a stalker stalking me. Nick seems like such an untouchable guy. There was hardly any Harriet and Nick time that I hoped for which was kind of disappointing. Harriet is such a relatable character which I enjoy.

 I do wish there were more of those fun facts at the end. The writing style wasn't what I was really fond of. Holly Smale would take some time to address the audience, which I find kind of unnecessary because I just what to find out what happens. Overall, I enjoyed this book and maybe I will continue on with the series when it is published in the U.S.

My Rating: 3/5