Kylie reviews Geek Girl

By Holly Smale
Published on February 28th 2013
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books
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?

If you’re looking for a quick and humorous read, Geek Girl is the book for you.  It was extremely relatable for all the “geeks” out there, but also for anyone who has ever been bullied or gotten caught up in a web of lies.  I loved all the trivia facts interspersed throughout the pages.

Although it took a couple chapters to get into, Geek Girl definitely picked up.  Because it was more of a middle grade (seeming) book I thought it might be a little childish at first, but it actually kept my attention pretty well.  It was cute and quirky and a happy read.

Overall, Geek Girl was a good book about finding that it’s okay to be yourself—beneficial even.  I would recommend it to anyone who has ever felt left out or doubted themselves.


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