Geek Girl by Holly Smale – Book Review

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Harriet Manners is a geek. She loves facts and maths and absolutely cannot stand shopping and fashion and all of that guff. But her best friend, Nat, loves it, and dreams of being a model. So when Nat and Harriet go to a mall where there are agents looking for talent and Harriet gets spotted, can their friendship withstand it? Can Harriet ever get beyond her bully, her stalker, her parents?

It’s an enjoyable read that heads toward a Cinderella story, but puts a slightly different spin on it. It’s not a totally new concept, but it is funny and the characters are great. I found that some events in the story (actually, most of the main plot) were insanely over the top, but it’s the type of story where that’s okay. Harriet’s great, with all of her insecurities and social ineptitude – I would recommend this for YA readers who like a fast paced read with a lot of laughs.

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