Model Misfit (Geek Girl 2) - Holly Smale

Source: Courtesy of HarperCollins Children Books


“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.”


Harriet Manners knows a lot of facts.She knows that humans have 70,000 thoughts per day.

She knows that Geek + Model = a whole new set of graffiti on your belongings.

And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this.

But Harriet doesn’t know where she’s going to fit in once the new baby arrives. And with her summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get away.


Can Harriet cope with the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmother’s ‘chaperoning’. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes?

Will geek girl find her place on the other side of the world?


OK, so it's been six months and I am so excited to be back into the geeky world of modelling, originality and of course Harriet Manners.


As summer is coming Harriet and best friend Natalie have made some amazing plans and couldn't be more excited. When Nat drops the bomb that she has to go to France for the Summer Harriet finds her summers not going to be all that. When a modelling contract is offered things start to look up again, well for about five minutes anyway.


Straight in and you are smirking because of Harriet and her facts. The smirking continues throughout too, but it may falter now and again and be replaced with a lump in your throat or a tear in your eye.

I absolutely loved Model Misfit. It was packed with drama and childish behaviour, but there's also a maturity to it which helps balance the book brilliantly. Harriet is as delightful as ever and you aren't at all disappointed with her now known Harriet moments. What surprised me is how extremely heart warming and family oriented it is. All about learning lessons and building trust between not just families, but of course friends.


It's a fantastic book that teenagers will most definitely relate too and will most definitely love.

There's only one word to describe this book and it's only fitting it's one of Harriet's. So as she would say it's Coolioko!


I am so looking forward to book three.


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