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Geek Girl by Holly Smale
Release date: January 27, 2015
Harper Teen, 384 pages
via publisher (thank you!)
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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? 

I loved this cute tale of a girl who just wants to stay in and read her books but instead gets accidentally discovered as a model! Harriet was content, but she was starting to see the difference in herself and her friends

It had such a fun message about staying true to yourself and being honest with your friends that I think is perfect for anyone. But it was a little simplistic for my taste—super basic plot, predictable events, a magic flight to Russia from the UK that seemed to not be a big deal and they were able to fool family and friends?

I didn’t totally fall in love with it because of that, but it was so cute and had such a good message perfect for younger readers looking to get into YA but maybe are not ready for some of the harder topics yet.

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