Monday, 19 September 2016

Review: Geek Girl Sunny Side Up

A brand new summer story from the no. 1 bestselling and award-winning GEEK GIRL series!

Harriet Manners knows many facts.

And she knows everything there is to know about Paris… except what to do when you’re the hottest new model at Fashion Week.

Can Harriet find her je ne sais quoi or will it be sacré bleu! on the runway?

Review: you know I love geek Girl and these Geek Girl shorts are so fabulous because they whet my appetite just enough, ready for the next book in the series to come out. I was so excited when I found out that this book existed becaus I had read the previous novella (All Wrapped Up) with some children that I teach and I was looking forward to sharing this with them again. It turned out to be an education experience as well because of the setting of this book, it was interesting seeing Harriet travel to Paris for fashion week. Of course this setting means lots of humour involving pronunciation and the language barrier, but it's also the first time we see Harriet, a somewhat unconventional model, at an actual fashion week. I feel like our little girl is growing up! 

Of course our favourite characters are all here in this mini-book, fret not, there is a healthy dose of Wilbur and of course, a nod to Mr Manners, both hugely popular comedic characters in this series. There are also a few appearances from characters from previous novels you might have forgotten, which was really fun. As I said above, it does feel as though Harriet has grown up a little and that gives us scope for a whole lot of messes she can get herself into and out of, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens to her as she does grow up, I can't wait to see her leave hom and head to uni or where've she decides to go-Holly Smale will handle that amazingly, I know! 

The storyline is short and sweet but complete for the lenghr of book it is. Despite this shortness (224 pages) we have a very clear structure and you will not be left feeling short changed by this book. It's the perfect length to fill a few lunchtime reading sessions, I can vouch for that, and the storyline is original and just as funny as the full-length books! I have no idea how Holly Smale manages to get so many Geek Girl books out there is such a short space of time, but if applaud her and long may she continue to do so! 

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