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 about 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 realize 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?
I won a copy of Geek Girl in a Twitter giveaway along with some swag (Thanks again Holly!!). I want to share the geeky love so comment on this post for your chance to win a geek pin and a Geek Girl business card. I'll pick two random winners.
Geek Girl a believable rendition of what being a ‘geek girl’ could be like, from the teasing and bullying to the wishing to be different. The main character, Harriet, ended up being sucked into a world that offered her something she had only dreamed of…to be liked and accepted. But as with all cinderella spells, consequences inevitably followed.
I went into this book fully expecting it to be geared towards younger YA readers and that’s exactly what it was. It’s an easy read that I read fairly quickly. Honestly, toward the beginning, I was worried it would be too simple of a story line to keep my interest. But as I continued, I started to enjoy the characters more and I liked being able to see them grow a little throughout the story. They end up learning some important lessons about themselves and about others.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
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