Released 28th February 2013
What's it about?
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.My review
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?
The story was straight forward and imaginative at the same time, with an interesting insight into the modelling world and some lovely little underlying morals too, such as you should always try to be yourself.
The secondary characters were wonderful too, I really liked Harriet's immature dad and the colourful Wilbur, they all added different dimensions to the book that made it hard to put down.
I was completely engrossed in the story right the way through and quickly found myself turning the last page.
I recommend Geek girl to any fans of the genre, its a light, funny YA contemporary novel and Im looking forward to further releases by this great debut author.
My thoughts on the cover
I really love the bright colours of this cover and the fun little doodles, the glasses are fun too, its a really eye catching cover.
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