Geek Girl: All Wrapped Up Review | Book Club Tuesday

26224571Title: Geek Girl: All Wrapped Up

Author: Holly Smale

Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s

‘All I want for Christmas is… a new GEEK GIRL story!

Harriet Manners knows a lot about Christmas.

She knows that every year Santa climbs down 91.8 million chimneys.

She knows that Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was almost definitely a girl.

She knows that the first artificial Christmas trees were made out of goose feathers.

But this Christmas is extra special for Harriet, because four days ago she had her First Ever Kiss.

Now she just needs to work out what’s supposed to happen next…

A romantic festive treat from the internationally bestselling award-winning author of the GEEK GIRL series. Also includes a BONUS previously unpublished GEEK GIRL short story TEAM GEEK!’

Christmas is no longer here, which is sad, but there is no reason why we can’t keep the Christmas cheer going right? This is why I decided to read this book after the holidays had ended, and I must say, it kept me feeling all warm and festive inside, at least for that little bit longer.

I love the Geek Girl series. Holly Smale is such a great author, so when I unwrapped one of my Christmas presents to find this on Christmas morning, I was so excited.

The book itself is very short, 220 pages to be exact, and manages to cram a lot of information and geekiness into such a short space.

It takes place just a few days after the end of the first book, and follows Harriet as she is about to embark on a new adventure, dating, and what a magical time to go on a first date. Don’t you think?

Love is a whole new world of adventure for just about anyone, just like it was for Aladdin and Jasmine, well not exactly like them, there was no flying carpet, but in this case there are lots of facts and quirkiness which really made me laugh whilst I was reading. I was laughing at almost every page, which surprised me, and easily made this the funniest installment of the series so far. It was seriously hilarious. 

At the same time as being funny, it was super cute, and I was really happy that we finally got to see how she and Nick finally made their relationship official. I can definitely say it was short but sweet.

Lonely Girl Awards Geek Girl: All Wrapped Up: 4.5 / 5 Happy Faces

Book Club Tuesday – ‘Geek Girl Review’

13621089Title: Geek Girl (Geek Girl #1)

Author: Holly Smale

Publisher: Harper Collins

 

‘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?’

Review:

Geek Girl is a book that is basically about me, or I so I would like to think so anyway. I mean, it’s about a girl who is a complete geek, loves little pieces of trivia which other people may think is irrelevant(it probably is but it is still useful to know) and can be seen as a  bit of a misfit, which I guess I am. However, one thing that sets us apart, is that she ends up becoming a model, not that she particularly knows how or why and then there is me, who is not.

Oh well!

Holly Smale, the author of this book and series, is the true Harriet Manners from ‘Geek Girl’ because what you see within the book actually ended up happening for her. How cool is that?

I enjoyed this quite a lot, and have continued on with the series, in fact I am on book four now I think, or should be anyway.

I really love how Harriet is both a comical, but yet extremely vulnerable character. It’s refreshing to see this and it allows for us to relate to her a lot more because no one is fully confident, or fully shy. It is good to express that balance, which shows that people are full of depth and have more to them than what may be seen at first glance. She is someone you can’t help but love and the way it is written makes for a more compelling and pacey read which becomes difficult to put down.

Lonely Girl Awards Geek Girl: 4 / 5 Happy Faces