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"My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek." The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners has high hopes for the new school year: she's a Sixth Former now, and things are going to be different. But with Nat busy falling in love at college and Toby preoccupied with a Top Secret project, Harriet soon discovers that's not necessarily a good thing...
The fourth book in the hugely successful Geek Girl series!
• GEEK GIRL was THE No. 1 children’s UK debut of 2013
• GEEK GIRL – INNER of the teen category of the Waterstones Children’s Books Prize 2014
• Geek Girl sales have been going from strength to strength. Book 1 has now sold over 100, 000 copies while book 2 has almost sold 45, 000 as of May 2014
• The smart and sassy new voice in teen fiction – Geek Girl defined the new clean teen’ genre
• GEEK GIRL shortlisted for the RAD DAH FUNN PRIZE 2013
• Geek Girl has a fantastic and engaged following on Facebook – now with more than 13,000 likes!
“Wise, funny and true, with a proper nerd heroine you’re laughing with as much as at. Almost”. James Henry, writer of Smack the Pony and Green Wing
“A feel-good satisfying gem that will have teens smiling from cover to cover, and walking a little taller after reading” – Books for Keeps
“I would highly recommend Geek Girl to anyone who likes a good laugh and enjoys a one of-a-kind story”. Mia, Guardian Children’s Books website
Holly Smale is the author of Geek Girl, Model Misfit and Picture Perfect. She was unexpectedly spotted by a top London modelling agency at the age of fifteen and spent the following two years falling over on catwalks, going bright red and breaking things she couldn’t afford to replace. By the time Holly had graduated from Bristol University with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare she had given up modelling and set herself on the path to becoming a writer. Geek Girl was the no. 1 bestselling young adult fiction title in the UK in 2013. It was shortlisted for several major awards including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Branford Boase award, nominated for the Queen of Teen award and won the teen and young adult category of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.
Geek Girl is a fabulous series, with awards galore, a massive following the latest in the Geek Girl series All That Glitters had a lot to live up to! The book is full of emotion, Harriet is back with her awkward but funny ways and she is now in sixth form. She is in a new place and she expects things to be different, but they aren't that different.
In All that Glitters we are introduced to new characters with their own little stories that really add something special to the book. You need things to be fresh and to keep your attention you can't tell the same story over and over you need character development. I have seen people complain that Harriet didn't learn enough from her past experiences that her awkward nature did not develop and she didn't gain experience in a social environment. I agree slightly with this but not entirely, I felt that there was more room for Harriet to grow up a little but more but you did see her determination shine through.
A plus for this book is the reality of it all, the emotional traumas that teenage girls go through when they leave what they know behind. Starting at a new place is hard and I really thought that Smale did well telling this part of the story.
Smale reveals pieces of the puzzle slowly, she just keeps on surprising us, the ending did get to me, as it made me relive past experiences, it was portrayed painfully but beautiful and I am looking forward to more in the series and to see how Harriet gets on!
Thanks For reading Lovelies & Good Luck!!!
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