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Geek Girl by Holly Smale

“Geek Girl” by Holly Smale is a very fun light read. I soared through the first book. I felt like I couldn’t get enough of Harriett Manners. Harriet Manners is a geek. She loves school. Her head is filled with all kinds of facts that I couldn’t begin to tell you where to start. Because of all this she is also strongly disliked by her classmates. She isn’t treated with respect by them. They pick on her and try to make her life miserable. When Harriett is spotted by a modeling agency all by chance, she thinks that maybe she can be more than just her geek self.

Smale did a great job writing “Geek Girl.” I think it created a truly unique voice for Smale. This book is light and fluffy but at the same time it had me giggling. There is so much fun to be had with Harriet. Modeling was never a thing for Harriet. To Harriet fashion is just clothes, so I think this experience is giving Harriett a chance to figure out who she is and who she wants to be; along with providing an entertaining comedy to the reader.

These books were previously released in the UK. This was my first exposure to Harriett’s story and all I want is more. Harriett is so oblivious sometimes to the things are around her because she is trapped in her own little bubble of discovery and love that innocence about her. I also think that this shows Harriett growing up and learning from her mistakes.

Throughout the story, Harriett keeps a list of all the people that hate her. I think this has a very valuable lesson to it. Just because we think someone hates us, doesn’t mean that is true. It is also reflecting how maybe you can feel about yourself. I think Harriett learns a lot from this list and I hope readers do too.

Smale is a fantastic writer. She has a unique style that I really like. I look forward to getting to know Harriett more and finding out what kind of trouble she can get into with her modeling career. Of course every girl has to grow up and I feel like we will get to that with Harriett. I am definitely anxious for more.

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