Friday 6 March 2015

Review: Geek Girl: Geek Drama by Holly Smale

“My name is Harriet Manners and I am a geek.”
Harriet Manners knows that the hottest observed place on earth is Furnace Creek in Death Valley. She knows that dolphins shed the top layer of their skin every two hours. And she knows just how badly auditions can go, especially when you’re a model. But she has no idea what to do when her arch-nemesis decides the school play is the perfect opportunity to humiliate her…
Can GEEK GIRL survive the bright lights of the stage?
Review: This is one of the fabulous £1 books that was released to celebrate this year's World Book Day. I was pleasantly surprised by the length and depth of this book, the amount of fabulous fiction you can buy for £1 these days! I actually downloaded this book on my Kindle but I will also be buying a copy to sit on my school bookshelf in between all my other editions of this awesome series!
This little offering from top write Holly Smale seems to come in between books 2 and 3 of the geek girl series so you would be in the BEST position to read this if you have already read the other two books, however, this would also work as a little standalone novel if you weren't intending to read the other books in the series. If you fancy reading the first novel in the Geek girl saga then I would do that first before picking up this tasty little treat!
I loved an extra little hit of Harriet Manners. She is one of my favourite heroines because she can be completely hapless most of the time but full of witty facts and a completely different take on the world from most other people. At the same time though, she wants to fit in with all the other people in the world and have the same fun and relationships as them. This storyline really lends itself well to showcasing Harriet in all her glory. 
This book really focuses on Harriet's relationship with her friends Nat and Toby and I really liked that about this book. I really like to hear about Nat and Harriett's friendship. As she says in the book herself, she doesn't know how they are Friends because they are basically opposites but this really works and they obviously really care about each other and their friendship! Toby plays a key role in this book too and he has such awesome shirts, who could not love him?
Of course agent Wilbur pops up in this novella too-providing even more comedy fun. His take on the world is different again to Harriet and no Geek Girl drama would be the same without him. I read this commuting on a train into London and his little witticisms had me chuckling aloud, probably to the horror of those around me!
I really enjoyed this Geek Girl World Book Day book and I would really recommend it to anyone who fancied dipping a toe into the Geek Girl water. I cannot recommend this series highly enough as I think it has really positive messages about bullying, self image and friendship whilst still providing a really entertaining, funny read. 

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