Geek Girl (Geek Girl, #1), All Wrapped Up (Geek Girl, #), Model Misfit (Geek Girl, Book 1. Geek Girl. by Holly Smale. · 16, Ratings · 2, Reviews . Geek Girl book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Harriet Manners knows a lot of things. She knows that a cat has 32 m. Read reviews of all the Geek Girl books and how to read Geek Girl in order. Book 1 in the series is Geek Girl.
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Awards, Waterstones Children's Book Prize · Leeds Book Award · ISBN · Geek Girl is the debut novel of Holly Smale. It tells the story of Harriet Manners, a socially. Find the complete Geek Girl book series by Holly Smale. Great deals on one book or all books in the series. Free US shipping on orders over $ “My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek.” Harriet Manners knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/th of a second, and the average.
View 1 comment. Dec 27, Pang rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Love this! A nerd girl turn to be the model. Why this not happen to me? My new fave comedy read this year and I want more! View all 15 comments.
Aug 05, Laura Noakes rated it it was ok Shelves: This book. But me and this book did not gel one iota. First of all, Harriet. This was my first gripe.
I really did not warm to her — I found her whiny and childish. Second of all, the plot. The book seemed too short at times- the ending was rushed and yet at some points it dragged. And the love sub-plot had absolutely no development whatsoever which was very annoying. But my main issue with this book was its complete devolution from reality, and I am not talking about Harriet becoming a model — that does happen occasionally, but the environment — the school, the characters — they just did not seem real.
View all 10 comments. Oct 28, Ivana - Diary of Difference rated it really liked it Shelves: A month ago, my teen sister borrowed the whole Geek Girl series and told me this is something I must check off my list.
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And here I am one month later - loving the first book! Geek Girl tells the story of a young teen Harriet, who is a geek and gets bullied at her school. She might know all the science answers, but she has no clue why people are laughing at her when she goes outside with a cartoon hoodie.
But when Harriet gets discovered by a modelling agency,she realises how things can get different, and she has to choose whether she wants to risk losing everything by changing who she really is.
One moment really got me though: This was a perfect read for me to relax and enjoy reading - reminded me of my high-school days and made me remember a lot of similar moments. I am recommending it to all of you out there - that love being different and aren't afraid to stand up for yourselves, no matter how much people laugh at you.
View 2 comments. Feb 12, Melanie rated it liked it Shelves: No compensation was given or taken to alter this review. Geek Girl is another one of those reads that have a bucket full of flaws, but is so entertaining and laid back that some of them just disappear. And that's totally cool every now and again. An imperfectly perfect novel. Harriet Manners is a geek;. Harriet Manners is a geek; even the Oxford English Dictionary is in complete agreement.
Without a taste in fashion, one only friend and a brain full of unanticipated yet fun facts, Harriet pretty much ticks all the boxes. People at school tease her and when she thinks she's just about had enough of the four letter word appearing on her locker and bags, she's given the opportunity to transform herself. From geek, to modelling chic.
An example of a flaw that soon vanished the more I read on was why did Harriet get spotted for a modelling job if she's supposedly, 'ugly'? Especially if her best and only friend, Nat, was prettier and wanted the job gazillion times more? We never get an explanation for this but eventually, who cares? I soon just got caught up in the humour and cuteness of the book.
I would not say I loved Harriet like I had fore-expected. She's a geek, I'm a geek; we should have clicked from the get go. But let's start with the pros: I loved Harriet's inner dialogue; she's full of snark and humorous comments and some crazy awkward moments which I couldn't help but put a smile on my face.
On the other hand, she got a little obsessively self-depreciating. I get it, you're not pretty and you don't get why you got the job. Tell me something new! Apart from our likable but sometimes annoying main character, the supporting characters were well created. Nat, Harriet's best friend was whole-heartedly honest and was a brilliant friend.
She and Harriet got a little irritating with the amount of times where they'd fight over misunderstandings but still a great friendship dynamic. Harriet's relationship with her dad and step-mother, Annabel was also decent. I loved how Annabel and Harriet were really close and it got to the point where I thought Annabel was her birth-mother because they were so similar. Her dad was great as well though. And then we have Wilbur that's bur, not iam who was not my favourite.
He never seemed to stick with the same nickname--and the nicknames were at times, puke worthy. An eccentric man, he is.
And then, we also have Toby, Harriet's personal geek stalker. He's kinda creepy but his interactions with Harriet were totally worth it. Talk about funny! What I didn't get is why Harriet could be so mean to Toby about him being a geek when she is one too.
The minor plot line of a romance was a great addition. Seriously, Harriet and Nick were the cutest! It did border instant-love but, the slowly building chemistry was utterly worth it. Geek Girl is about being yourself and understanding that it's alright to be yourself.
A great identity novel on a lazy day. View all 9 comments. It's not even a guilty pleasure read.. Nov 17, Chelsey Ellice rated it really liked it Shelves: Enjoyed this book.
I can't believe how mean Alexa is I'm glad Harriet stands up for her self in the end. I can relate a little to Harriet, well when I was younger I always wished I could be someone else and that events and decisions would help that. But it's not true, we are who we are. I loved when Harriet and Nick did the interview together and how she spoke from the heart. And I loved how it ended. Feb 14, Cora Tea Party Princess rated it it was amazing. Hilarious, model, school, bullies, geeky. I'd heard a lot about Geek Girl before I picked it up.
I'd even bought it months beforehand. Even my none-bookish sister had read it and was raving about it and asking when I was getting the next book. I'd even started it, reading the first 15 chapters before my sister decided she'd like it better.
So I don't know why it took the book being picked as the Fashionista Book Club read for me to read it. Because I'd enjoyed the start, and I'd heard so 5 Words: Because I'd enjoyed the start, and I'd heard so many good things.
I think I didn't want to be disappointed. So thank goodness I wasn't! Geek Girl is fantastic. It's so so funny. I loved the relationship between Harriet and her parents, and how her dad and step-mum bickered all of the time. It was like reading my own parents and I loved it. I read each and every kooky fact out aloud to my other half. He usually hates it when I read out passages of books but with Geek Girl he even asked me what the most recent interesting fact was.
Harriet's creepy stalker was a bit unbelievable, but on the whole this book was so real you could almost believe every word. And Wilbur was just a bit too much. He was too flowery, too garish. It was endearing, it was just annoying: But this book was so so good, filled with wonderful facts and amazing writing and an uplifting plot that that didn't matter. It still gets a solid 5 stars. Harriet Manners is a full-time geek, which means she's the opposite of popular.
One day, she gets spotted by an agent unexpectedly. In order to change for a better life, Harriet finally decides to start modeling in secret. But what she doesn't realize is that, modeling doesn't make her life better but hauls her into a great mess.
I was taking a break from revision when I picked up this book, and the next thing I knew? I couldn't put it down and finished it in one sitting! The writing of Miss Smale is so easy to read and it brings me into Harriet's crazy world easily! I love that the chapters are super short so I actually flew though the book!
For the characters, I think Miss Smale has done a great job on it. It's not common for me to like every single character in one book, but for this book, I truly do!
Harriet is geeky and funny and dramatic! I never got bored with her humorous narration. I also love her childish yet loving dad, mature and clever stepmother, geeky and supportive stalker, loyal and amazing best friend.
I even like the villain, which is very unusual for me. Moving on to the plot, I think it's pretty predictable, but there are a few plot details revealed at the end that I didn't see them coming good job Miss Smale! However, sometimes certain events lack for detailed descriptions and the love line is not strong enough.
But since it's a debut novel, I expect to see improvements in the next few books and this book has the magic to make me want to continue with the series!
Have you guys read this book yet? Be who you are and let everybody else be who they are. Differences are a good thing. Or at least have some geekish tendencies. I sure do. What a hoot! Our stories are drive by who we are and what we do, and not by the events that happens to us.
This book was seriously funny. I laughed more than anything else while reading it. I had no idea the humor level would be so off the charts, so this was such a pleasant surprise.
Though Harriet is facing some real serious things, she made the best of the situation at hand. She was naive and anxious and outright ridiculous at times, but she was real. I totally believed in her character and was routing for her the entire time. The secondary characters were magnificent! I thought we had an agreement: I teach you how to be cool and she trains you how to be a girl. This explains so much. I loved the message it portrayed of being yourself, and not letting what others think of you change who you are on the inside.
Such a wonderful message all wrapped up in the perfect little hilarious package. D Thanks to HarperTeen for the review copy! Find this review and others like it at Lost in Literature! Visit Stay Bookish for more book reviews! Fun is the one perfect word I can think of that sums up Geek Girl.
I picked it up on a pretty dull day and it easily put me in a happy mood as I laughed because of the hilarious MC and the delightful events that lead to her from being unpopular geek to becoming a model for a top UK fashion powerhouse as well as the events that occur after. Seriously, it was just such a fun book! Let me list the reasons. True to the title, Harriet Manners is a geek.
A really quirky geek at that. She likes rulers, dictionaries, history and organization. So authentic character? With that, I found it really easy to connect with her.
The rest of the characters feel very animated- like the highly eccentric but super witty Wilbur and fellow geek and official stalker Toby. And it was fun riding along! We get a cute little budding romance here with Nick and Harriet. More please! But most importantly, the themes! Friendship, honesty, accepting who you are, overcoming bullies, staying true to yourself.
Love it. I'm going to a Geek Girl party this weekend, in which I'll be surrounded by many of my fellow UK book blogging friends, participating in a 'geek quiz', playing ping pong, and nibbling on snacks. As I don't particularly enjoy the slightly awkward feeling of attending a book event without having read the book it feels a bit fraudulent , I decided to pick up Geek Girl. And I'm rather glad I did. Geek Girl is a fun, quirky roller-coaster I didn't see coming. A super quick read, it's the story of I'm going to a Geek Girl party this weekend, in which I'll be surrounded by many of my fellow UK book blogging friends, participating in a 'geek quiz', playing ping pong, and nibbling on snacks.
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A super quick read, it's the story of year-old Harriet Manners who goes from milquetoast to model in 60 seconds. You see, Harriet is a certified geek. She knows this because she looked it up in the Oxford English Dictionary sitting on her bedside table.
Harriet has one friend fashionista Nat and one stalker even geekier Toby , and everybody hates her. But I couldn't possibly understand why: Harriet's sparkling personality shines through from the very first page — I was hooked. Geek Girl shows us, if we didn't already know, that people with intelligence and 'unironic enthusiasm' see: John Green , unfortunately, especially when they are teenagers, can sometimes fall subject to bullying, as Harriet discovers when archnemesis Alexa Roberts cruelly humiliates her in class.
But is heading off to Russia to pursue a career in modelling the answer to all of popularity-challenged Harriet's problems? Aside from our protagonist, Geek Girl is full of wonderful and witty characters, a mix of the eccentric in Ugly Betty and smart and quick-witted in Gilmore Girls.
From Annabell, Harriet's pinstripe suit-wearing stepmother and childish, overly enthusiastic father, to her wild fashion agent with a talent for turning any phrase into a charming nickname How are you, sugar-kitten? And yet is it uniquely British? I'd love to see whether the humour translates, because it's well worth experiencing.
It's delightful and funny and silly, yet you'll learn some fantastic conversation-starters or -stoppers, depending on who you're talking to along the way. Did you know that bluebirds cannot see the colour blue?. Geek Girl is extremely exaggerated, dramatic, and extreme although not entirely unrealistic as it is partly based on the author's own childhood , but I wouldn't have had it any other way.
It's home to a host of articulate, well-constructed characters and is sure to delight geeks and nerd fighters alike!
Thank you HarperCollins Children's Books for providing this book for review! December I originally gave Geek Girl four stars, but after reading the sequel, I think I ought to have given it five so I have made that amendment! I also reviewed this book over on Pretty Books.
View all 6 comments. Mar 16, Alaina rated it liked it Shelves: I had no idea how to rate this or even what to talk about when I finished this book.
Geek Girl was a book that has been on my TBR for a while. Then when I saw it on my audible romance package - well, I went for it. However, I can't decide if it was the narrator, accent or just the MC that I didn't like. I mean, the story was okay and everything but other than that - I have no idea how I feel. Harriet was cool and all but I don't see the problem with being a geek. She got bullied at school because I had no idea how to rate this or even what to talk about when I finished this book.
She got bullied at school because of what she is - which again I don't see a problem with. One day she gets discovered by a modeling agency and her life kind of gets turned upside down. Unfortunately for her, she starts lying to everyone around her. Whether it's taking her best friends dreams and constantly telling her lies about this job OR it's her dad lying to her step mom about where they are.
Eventually they get caught in the scheme of lying and shit kind of hits the fan. Throughout the whole modeling career of hers, she thinks everything is going change for her.
Nope, her life doesn't drastically get better at school. She still gets bullied BUT she is making a career for herself. Yeah, she likes modeling but it comes at a price for her. Overall, it was a cute book. I honestly thought at the end she was going to try and get her friend a modeling job but she didn't. Dec 17, Rebekah rated it it was amazing. So much love. What worked: Officially one of my new favourite series.
When I first saw Geek Girl, I was expecting something fluffy and light that I could absorb into my brain. Did I get that? But what else did I get from it? I got my geek on, I learned new facts that I can throw at my friends, I found a kindred spirit. Holly Smale, can we be best friends?
I can barely write a coherent rev Love. I can barely write a coherent review because that is how much this book rocked my world. Instead, this review is for you. What do you want to see in this book?
Would you like awesome parents that have the most hilarious tiffs? Would you like an agent that is so fabulous he must be found and taken shopping?
Would you like a love interest that you can swoon over? Would you like a female protagonist that will warm the cockles of your heart with her accident-prone ways, her cute stalker and her utter geekiness? Then have at it, get this book! What irked: Recommended to: From staunch Chick-Lit lovers to the most hardcore of nerds. From galaxies far, far away to the launderette down the road.
View all 3 comments. Sep 12, E. Het verhaal is niet bijzonder origineel en ook zeker niet overal even realistisch, maar de toon van het boek is lekker luchtig. De vader van Harriet vind ik een frustrerend karakter, maar Annabel, Nat en Toby vind ik wel leuk.
Toby is waarschijnlijk een van de minst realistische bijrollen, en er wordt ook niet toegelicht hoe hij aan 3e read: Toby is waarschijnlijk een van de minst realistische bijrollen, en er wordt ook niet toegelicht hoe hij aan al zijn stalkvaardigheden komt. Hier verliest dit karakter wat charme mee, ondanks dat hij vooral bedoeld is als grappige noot.
Hier en daar voelde ik me wel echt wat te oud voor dit boek, dat vooral voor tieners is geschreven. De vormgeving van het boek is erg leuk, maar de levenslessen ietwat slapjes.
Leuk verhaal voor tussendoor, maar geen boek dat ik me lang zal herinneren. Feb 10, Clair rated it liked it Shelves: I couldn't quite get the right colour of dress, but hey. Harriet is a girl who has extremely good general knowledge, reads a lot, and 'belongs to an Internet forum', but never quite got the hang of social skills.
She has one childhood friend, Nat, who has wanted to be a model since she was little. Harriet is dragged along on a field trip with Nat one day to the Birmingham Clothes Show, and there she is scouted by a modelling agency. To begin with, this drives a wedge between their friendship, but Nat soon forgives Harriet, and from there on in we are privy to Harriet's new life as an up and coming model, whilst she juggles the drama between her family and her friends. Skip to main content.
Geek Girl Series 6 Book Series. All Formats site Edition. From Book 1: The award-winning debut by bestselling author Holly Smale. site Media EU S. Books in this series 6 Books Hide books already in your library 0. download now with 1-Click. Harriet Manners knows a lot of facts.
She knows that humans have 70, thoughts per day. Will geek girl find her place on the other side of the world? Harriet Manners knows more facts than most. She knows that New York is the most populous city in the United States. She knows that one in thirty-eight people living in the US lives there. Harriet Manners knows many things. She knows that toilet roll was invented by the Chinese in AD. Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more.
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