Thursday 9 March 2017

Review: Forever Geek (Geek Girl 6) by Holly Smale

My name is Harriet Manners and I’ll be a geek forever…

The FINAL book in the bestselling, award-winning GEEK GIRL series is here!

Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is. Modelling isn’t a sure-fire route to popularity. Neither is making endless lists. The people you love don’t expect you to transform into someone else. Statistically you are more likely to not meet your Australian ex-boyfriend in Australia than bump into him there.

So on the trip of a lifetime Down Under Harriet’s to-do lists are gone and it’s Nat’s time to shine! Yet with nearly-not-quite-boyfriend Jasper back home, Harriet’s completely unprepared to see supermodel ex, Nick. Is the fashion world about to turn ugly for GEEK GIRL?

It’s time for Harriet to face the future. Time to work out where her heart lies. To learn how to let go…

Review: Ok you know I am a huge Geek Girl fan and so I went into this books with a heavy heart because it is the final book in the series. But I was also excited to see how Harriet was going to wrap things up, which of my favourite characters would be returning, and what trouble our Geek Girl was going to get herself into this time. This book has a fabulous storyline and features all our favourite characters returning, you name it they are there somewhere, and it totally had those laugh out loud moments that you expect from Holly Smale's writing, but I also cried more than once during this reading. Let me tell you one thing though, once you pick this book up, you won't be able to put it down! This is definitely a one sitting read!

Let's start with those characters. I loved that we had a healthy dose of Harriet in this story. She goes off to Australia with Nat and Bunty, therefore we don't have a lot of action with her friends of her family aside from emails and phone calls. I really liked that she kind of got most of the book to herself. It means that we have funny incidents involving Toby and Rin and Jasper and Harriet's Dad, but we get to see Harriet's fill reaction and her reaction to those people and how she strikes out on her own in this book really shows us how much she has grown over the course of the series. I also really loved the fact that it is best friend Nat who features with her on this journey. I loved Nat from the beginning and she and Harriet have had their ups and downs. It felt great to get a little bit of closure on Nat's storyline too, I really loved seeing them work together and grow together in this book and indeed the whole series. 

Of course I love hearing about all the other characters in the book too. I love how they all contribute to the humour and to Harriet's growth and success. Bunty was an absolute star in this book and so many good on-liners. there wasn't enough Wilbur for my liking though and I really began to dislike Jasper, I don't know why, he just annoyed me somewhat! There are of course some hilarious moments in this novel and of course, this book comes with the usual warning of not reading in public because of sudden loud laughter after you read some of the things that Harriet does and says-social media virgin Harriet discovering Instagram-hello?! But this also comes with a warning not to read in public because you will cry, at least once! Now of course you will cry because the series is coming to an end, but there are other emotional moments too!

Overall this was a great read. This book has many pages but I absolutely could not stop turning them and this book really will stick to you once you have picked this up. Because this is the final book in the series, I don't think it would be the ideal place to start in the Geek Girl series, of course I would recomend starting at the beginning and working your way through but there is probably enough background and recap that you could read this book as a standalone, if you really and truly honestly must but I wouldn't recommend it! This book and series has it all, humour, life lessons, actual lessons/facts, a great main character who is totally relatable;grows with each and every book and just excellent storylines that will allow you to explore the world and see exactly what it is like growing up as a Geek!

Farewell Harriet Manners-you will be missed!

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