Picture Perfect Review

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**WARNING: Minor Spoilers**

Title: Picture Perfect (Geek Girl)

Author: Holly Smale

Publisher: HarperTEEN (HarperCollins)

Flap:

“Geek Girl is coming to America! The internationally bestselling series takes on the Big Apple in this third hilarious, high-fashion adventure.

When Harriet’s dad gets a job in New York City, Harriet is beyond excited to move to the land of skyscrapers, museums, and taxicabs—especially since she’ll get to see her dreamy supermodel boyfriend, Nick. Except . . . when her parents said New York, they meant a tiny, boring town two hours from the city by train. Diving back into modeling should be just the right distraction. But can a geek girl stand out in the fashion capital of America?”

Y’all know how much I love this series! This is the next generation’s Meg Cabot. Harriet is literally my favorite and I could not love this series more! I highly recommend this for anyone who need a pick me up, or an escape from everyday.  I’m ready for the next one.

I do wish there had been more modeling in this, but since Harriet has been let go from her modeling agency, it made sense that there was not as much modeling. I am wondering how she is going to get more modeling going forward though.

Also there is a major development in her relationship with Lion Boy!

Model Misfit Review

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Title: Model Misfit (Geek Girl)

Author: Holly Smale

Publisher: HarperTEEN (HarperCollins)

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“You can make a geek a model, but you can’t make her chic. More hilarity and high fashion await in the second book in the internationally bestselling Geek Girl series!

Harriet Manners is a model—but she feels even less popular and more awkward than she did when she was just a geek. So a summer modeling job in Japan sounds like the perfect vacation, even if she has to bring along her crazy grandma Bunty, and even if she might run into Nick, her gorgeous supermodel ex-boyfriend. No one is going to ruin Harriet’s fabulous Tokyo adventure—unless she accidentally ruins it herself. . . .”

This book is so cute! I love Harriet and her awkward geekiness. She is the new Mia! (And if you know who that is off her first name alone, internet high five!) This whole series reminds me of Girl Meets World meets The Princess Diaries.

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The only thing I’m not 100% on board with is the love interest. I want more variety! I love a good love triangle and Harriet is posed to have her geeky moment.

As you know, I would have acquired this series and I would love to work with this author on another project.

Geek Girl Review

download (18)Title: Geek Girl 

Author: Holly Smale

Publisher: HarperTeen (HarperCollins)

Flap Copy:

“Harriett Manners is a Geek.

As if the Oxford English Dictionary on her nightstand isn’t enough of a clue, there are also the weird looks she gets at school, and the way no one appreciates her extensive trivia knowledge.. So when her friend Nat drags her along to a fashion show and Harriet is accidentally discovered by a modeling agent, she leaps at the chance to reinvent herself.

Harriet isn’t sure she’ll ever learn to navigate the terrifying world of high fashion—at least not without falling off a runway and embarrassing herself in front of her gorgeous new costar, Nick. But read or not, she’s about to learn whether she has what it takes to transform from geek to chic.”

OMG. I love this book. It was so funny! If you read and loved The Princess Diaries, you will absolutely love this book.  Harriett has some pretty spectacularly awkward moments in the book, like hyperventilating into her hands and then trying to pass it off as just smelling her hands.

But Harriett is not the only funny character.  My favorite, by far, is her father. At first, the quips between her father and he stepmother made me think they might be getting a divorce (my brain works weird) but that chemistry was just too cute! The other characters were just as amazing.

My only complaint was the bully, Alexa. I just felt like that was more middle school than high school style bullying, but considering the characters are fifteen, I went with it.

I would definitely have acquired it. I am not sure how well it will do in the US (it was up for several awards after its UK publishing) but this is the type of book I would be glad to spend a year with and make sure everyone reads it.