Monday, 23 March 2015

Geek Girl-A Book Review||❤

Geek Girl
By Holly Smale
Publication Date: February 28th 2015
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?

My Thoughts...

Harriet Manners is what people would label as a geek. She does all her homework, is a teacher's pet, knows facts about things people would find irrelevant and has a creepy stalker equally as geeky guy who commits on her,Also, she HATES fashion. She hates it so much that she has to be dragged to a fashion convention and her idea of stylish is Winnie the Pooh jumpers (how is that not cool). After a slight mishap on the bus with her bestfriend, they are both forced to wear football kits to a place where loads of scouts would be. After being spotted by a crazy guy who wears too many vibrant colours and calls her ridiculous pet names, she finds herself zooming across the world to a place she has always wanted to visit. Harriet ends up being the newbie but everybody seems to love her. How can she accept my it when she can't seem to love herself?

Geek Girl is one of those books which doesn't blow your mind completely but doesn't bore you to death. This was exactly how I felt about this. I've seen this book around alot but I've never actually been bothered to pick it up. When I did actually get the book and read it it was one of those where I knew that I didn't want to like it but I kept on going in for more. I haven't read these types of books actually specifically aimed at teenagers in ages but it kind of made me feel better as I knew what I was going to read wasn't going to be over complicated and I enjoyed the feeling of being able to completely understand instead of diving into issues.

Harriet was a funny character who liked to hide underneath tables during stressful situations. She was quirky and somebody who everybody could be friends with even if she is as geeky as you are. The way she tries to make friends is to try and tell them facts about anything the key had said them her. She also insults people with intelligence, she switched her sass on! Although she did seem to have a perfect life she always felt like everybody hated her and at one point she felt like she had lost everything when she was successful. I loved how honest she was and how she made wrong decisions and was full uhh aware about them. What I found funny was that she was so prepared to lie so no one know about her modelling career she made a whole string of lies to tell each person and even colour coded them! 

The romance in my eyes was unneeded. I really wanted the book to be about Harriet discovering herself and who she could be with the support of her family and friends. Nick was a sweet character who did help Harriet loosen up a bit and be less rigid in front of the camera for the first time but I felt like their relationship could be developed from friends to something else in the next book but it was all too fast for me and didn't really do much for the book. They had met 4 times each one spending less than an hour together.

Overall, I think that this is a book aimed mainly for 11+ if you're not really into quite simplistic books which are not overly descriptive I wouldn't recommend this to year. I did enjoy it though and I will make sure read the second one soon.

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  1. I would rather be wow'ed by a book but I am still interested to try this one.

  2. I think you might've forgotten to include a rating with this one! I have been meaning to read it because it sounds like a fun and light hearted read. I wasn't expecting anything to mind blowing though.

  3. I'm thinking about giving this one a miss - contemporaries like this simply aren't my thing. I'm glad you enjoyed it though! :)

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