Thursday 28 July 2016

Geek Girl: Head Over Heels by Holly Smale

Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is.

She knows duck-billed platypuses don’t have stomachs.
She knows that fourteen squirrels were once detained as spies.
She knows only one flag in the world features a building.

And for once, Harriet knows exactly how her life should go. She’s got it ALL planned out. So when love is in the air, Harriet is determined to Make Things Happen!
If only everyone else would stick to the script…

Has GEEK GIRL overstepped the mark, and is following the rules going to break hearts all over again?

Review: I love a Geek Girl book, you know I love Harriet Manners, this book was the usual mix of fun, frolics and fashion in a way like you've never seen it before that you can come to expect from a Holly Smale Novel (I'm already reading the next one!) Harriet is Harriet and she really was classically herself in this novel. Her group of Freinds, as well as her family, have expanded and so it was really interesting to see how all the new characters react to each other and gel together. I really enjoyed seeing Rin come into the group and explore how she got on with Toby and Nat and Jasper. There was also another member of the group who turns out to be not quite what Hariet expected her to be. Harriet's younger sister also plays a major role in this novel, which was really fun, I hope she's going to play as big a part in future novels too! 

Of course this novel has some modelling in, why couldn't it, and you know that that means favourite character of mine Wilbur is involved too! I love Wilbur and he has a bit of a crisis on his hands in this book, but never fear, Harriet is here! I really enjoyed the fact that Harriet seems to have a bit of a transformation when it comes to modelling in this novel, it has been lovely to see her evolution, when it comes to the fashion industry across the books and the series as a whole and this book feels somewhat final in that, but I'm sure it won't be! 

Of course there were some laughs in this novel, there always are where Geek Girl is involved! I have to say, it seems a little more serious than previous novels, perhaps because Harriet and the gang are growing up, I laughed less but I still laughed! In terms of whether you could read this books as a standalone or not...I really don't think it would work as well as some of the earlier a as standalones. There is mention of other characters and events that have gone before and so I think you would really need to have read the others in order to enjoy this one. Finally, just a nod to some of the locations that Holly Smale has Harriet Travel to in these novels, fabulous, just fabulous! I'll let you read for yourself where she gets to go to in this one! 

A fab read and a must for Harriet fans old and new! 

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