Series: Geek Girl #1
Author: Holly Smale
Published Date: January 27th 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Chic Lit, YA
My Rating: ★ ★ ★.5
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?
Geek Girl was such an fun, entertaining, and quick read!
Harriet Manners is a smart girl who hates fashion... Or at least doesn't understand why it is so important and why her best friend is always trying to get her to be more fashionable. That is until she gets dragged to a shopping field trip where her best friend plans to try to audition to be a model. The problems with this? Well let's see Harriet has tried everything to avoid this field trip, sadly nothing works and she gets dragged along and disasters happen everywhere she goes. But when she gets spotted by a modeling agency everything gets turned upside down and Harriet has no idea how to handle any of it.
My favorite characters would have to be
Harriet - True to the title she is a geek and not just a person who is slightly smart, but a person who is really smart and owns it to the best of her ability.
Dad - I'm not going to lie at times I actually got rather annoyed with him and I just wanted him to act like a parent for a change.
Annabel (Step-mom) - While at times Annabel can be a little intense you can really tell she cares for Harriet and just wants the best for her.
Natalie - The stylish best friend who ends up being a sticking up for Harriet far more than I was expecting once certain things happened. Was so nice to see a true female friendship where nothing gets in the way.
Nick - The slight love interest and male model. I wasn't expecting to like this character at all, in-fact I was expecting to hate him. Thankfully he was nothing like what you expect most male models to be and is going to be a very interesting character as the series goes on.
Wilbur - The hilarious, but slightly over the top at times modeling agent. The things he would call Harriet instead other name had me laughing so many times.
While more characters were important to the story including Harriet's stalker those were the ones I enjoyed the most.
Overall I really loved/like this story. It was so much fun and finally got me out of my reading slump!
I really liked how Harriet slowly started to transform throughout the story and realized a lot of things about herself and her family. Another thing I really liked was Harriet and Lily's friendship and how strong it really was. This was so nice to see in a YA book. I don't want to say to much more about the story itself because it is a transformation story of sorts. I will say that if you like fashion and are also a slightly introverted person who likes to plan than I think this story will be something you like.