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Product Description

“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek.”

Harriet Manners knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs fifteen times per day. She knows that bats always turn left when exiting a cave, and that peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. But she doesn’t know why nobody at school seems to like her. So when Harriet is spotted by a top model agent, she grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means hijacking her only friend’s dream, attracting the fury of her arch-enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of impossibly handsome model Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves. But as Harriet veers from one couture disaster to the next, pursued by her over-eager father and an uber-geeky stalker, she begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn’t seem to like her any more than the real world does. Will life in the spotlight turn out just as cold and friendless as geekdom?

Product Details

Series

Geek Girl (book 1)

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780007489442

Publisher

HarperCollins

Date published

February 1st, 2013

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.5; Middle years plus; 9.0 points

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Author/Illustrator

Holly Smale

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Holly Smale is the author of the bestselling Geek Girl books. She was unexpectedly spotted by a top London modelling agency at the age of fifteen and spent the following two years falling over on catwalks, going bright red and breaking things she couldn’t afford to replace. By the time Holly had graduated from Bristol University with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare she had given up modelling and set herself on the path to becoming a writer.

Geek Girl was the no. 1 bestselling young adult fiction title in the UK in 2013. It was shortlisted for several major awards including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Branford Boase award, nominated for the Queen of Teen award and won the teen and young adult category of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the 11-14 category of the Leeds Book Award.

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  1. Georgia, Book Club Review Team
    on 4 March 2013

    One of the best books!

    I genuinely have nothing bad to say about Geek Girl. The way it’s written is fantastic. I’ve been absorbed in this book ever since I got it. I really loved the way that Holly managed to incorporate facts into the storyline. I feel as though I learned so many interesting facts reading this book. Geek Girl is possibly one of the best books I’ve read and reviewed- 5* by far.

    5out of 5
  2. Lucy, Book Club Review Team
    on 18 February 2013

    I was captivated!

    I was captivated right from the start! harriet was instantly recognisable as we all have a slightly ‘smart’ side to us (some more than others. I am one of those people!) It was a very light read with a serious side, too, and I really gained an insight into the modelling industry. I’m looking forward to seeing more of Nick in the sequel as I find myself thinking of him rather more than I should (wonder why….?)

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  1. Petula 113689

    JapaneseStar
    on 11 March 2016

    Geek Girl is an amazing modern day book all about fitting in and opportunities. The plot is all about 15 year old Harriet Manners you’re typical geek, knows the answer to everything, gets loads of praise but nobody seems to like her. So when she’s offered the opportunity of her life she grabs it by the reins and tries to transform herself from geek to chic. But the only problem is this is her best friend’s, Nat’s dream and her step mother doesn’t want her doing it – so she has to keep lying to everyone she loves. The other problem is this new opportunity is very difficult but the mysterious Lion Boy seems to be helping her through it all?!?!

    4out of 5