Author: Holly Smale
Published by: Harper Collins
Publication date: 28th February 2013
Genres: Young Adult/Contemporary
Source: Review copy from the publisher
I was sent this proof to review last year. I read it but I never reviewed it! I know, I'm terrible. But finally, here is the review, and the next book in the Geek Girl series will be out next month! Woo hoo!
This has officially become one of my favourite series so I can't put into words how excited I am for GG2! The cover for the next book was revealed on Twitter by none other than Holly Smale herself and Twitter exploded. All of the book bloggers were going crazy. Authors were going crazy. Even my cat was going crazy, although that could have been something to do with his toy mouse and not the cover reveal. But let's pretend it was the cover.
Let's get straight to the facts. This book was freaking awesome! I'm pretty sure it must be this book that set the geek trend. I'm actually trying really hard not to descend into capital letters and exclamation marks (what? Fangirling is my occupation.) *takes a deep breath* Okay. Geek Girl is one of the best contemporary novels I've read this year (well...I read it last year but whatever) and I loved that fashion, modelling and geekery were all rolled into one fabulous book.
If you're scrolling through reviews of Geek Girl, trying to find faults in the book, you won't find any and especially not in this review. Harriet, the female protagonist, is so funny, geeky and accident-prone! Holly Smale made sure that Harriet doesn't conform to the stereotypical female protagonist and made her truly unique.
I didn't have to re-read the book to write this review, even though it's been over a year since I read it. That just goes to show how brilliant this book is and how it stays with you long after turning the final page. I give this book 5/5 and I think everyone will enjoy it because it has a bit of everything, from fascinating facts to crazy catwalks! This book says 'Be proud of who you are' and I think that's a fantastic message for a book to have.