Geek Girl

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?

3 STARS out of 5
TITLE: Geek Girl
AUTHOR: Holly Smale
GENRE: Young Adult

Meet Harriet Manners -- our resident 15 y/o geek girl.
"I'm not a big fan of the colour red, even if it is the longest wavelength of light discernible by the human eye."
Well, my fave color is red, and I didn't know that.

Let me tell you, I feel pretty giddy whenever I start a book.  I believe that no book can be so bad that it doesn't contain even a single new knowledge or information.

Fortunately, this book is full of them.  I'm seriously learning lots of actual trivias while reading this YA goodie -- now, that's a first.

Because this book dragged a bit at times, I don't think this could be read in one sitting.  Took me almost a month and other good books in between to finish this one.  But whenever I pick it up again, I found myself enjoying the few chapters.  Nothing beats good humor in an uneventful day.

The only thing that irritates me the most was the varied terms of endearment used by the top model agent, Wilbur.

Petal, Sponge-finger, Chocolate-drops, Baby-baby Unicorn.

Like, seriously??? She must have called Harriet a hundred different names throughout the book!

First off, I have nothing against the gay community.  I don't even know how fashion mavens talk but I thought Wilbur's personality was so exaggerated it's NOT even funny.  In fact, whenever I read about Wilbur's line, I feel like pulling my hair out.  It's just so annoying!!

Thank goodness, I let that out.

~This book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exhange for an honest review.