Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Geek Girl by Holly Smale : Review

May I begin by pointing out how amazing this book cover is!!! They say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but I am afraid I am guilty as charged.

Star Rating

This book for young adults tells the story of Harriet Manners, a Winnie The Pooh jumper wearing geek who is hated by Class 11A, Models in general and Hat Lady, among many others. Harriet doesn't seem to know why so many people dislike her so when she's offered the chance to reinvent herself Harriet grabs it. 

This was a very easy read and with such short chapters I found myself marching through it very quickly. Although the story was enjoyable and made me chuckle in a fair few places I would say it would appeal to a younger audience (12-16 year olds).

The book addresses themes of insecurity, vulnerability and teenage bullying which I am sure many younger readers will identity with during their difficult school years. Harriet's stalker 'Toby' adds a humorous subplot to the main story and reminded me of unwanted attention I've received in the past (You know who you are!)

This book has a 'Devil Wears Prada' feel to it and I would highly recommend it to young fans of fashion, beauty and films such as 'The Princess Diaries'. 

I am sure there will be many fans out there of Holly Smale eagerly awaiting the sequel with an equally amazing front cover! 


  1. I love this book !

    1. I am awaiting the sequel from Harper Collins to review so watch this space! Will check your blog out also.