Model Misfit by Holly Smale

Posted April 30, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Model Misfit by Holly SmaleModel Misfit by Holly Smale
Series: Geek Girl #2
Published by HarperCollins UK on September 26th 2013
Genres: Girls & Women, Humorous Stories, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover
Source: Hardcover, My Own

“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.” MODEL MISFIT is the sequel to award-winning No. 1 UK debut GEEK GIRL. Harriet Manners knows a lot of facts. She knows that humans have 70,000 thoughts per day. She knows that Geek + Model = a whole new set of graffiti on your belongings. And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this. But Harriet doesn’t know where she’s going to fit in once the new baby arrives. And with her summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get away. Can Harriet cope with the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmother’s ‘chaperoning’. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes? Will geek girl find her place on the other side of the world? The sequel to the award-winning debut GEEK GIRL.

“Model Misfit” by Holly Smale was everything I wanted and more. I love how fun and fluffy the “Geek Girl” series is. When I want something fun and light that will make me laugh, this is the series that I want to read. I was laughing so hard during parts of this book. I really couldn’t have asked for more as far as the story line went.

Harriet. I love how Harriet is still herself through this whole process. She is still a geek. She is learning that she has a love hate relationship with her modeling adventures. Harriet is someone who I just want to protect from others. I feel so bad every time Harriet gets duped. Harriet is trying to get over heartbreak and so she gets a modeling offer to go to Japan and she wants to go but someone has to go with her. Her step-grandmother ends up going with Harriet. This is during a time that Harriet thinks her family is wanting to get rid of her because there is a new baby on the way.

Harriet’s grandmother basically lets Harriet run around in the wild. Of course with Harriet being herself, she ends up getting herself into all kinds of trouble. One thing I love about Harriet’s character is the fact that she believes in the good of everyone. Even if that means that she gets hurt. I feel like in today’s society this isn’t something that is well-known anymore. If you do find that one person that is trusting, they get made fun of or taken advantage of. I love how sweet and endearing Harriet is. I hope to see her develop more in the future and on top of that I want to see her grow in her modeling career.

I am looking forward to diving into the next installation of “Geek Girl.”



About Holly Smale

Holly is the Number One bestselling, multi-award winning author of the GEEK GIRL series.

She fell in love with writing at five years old, when she realised that books didn’t grow on trees like apples. A passion for travel, adventure and wearing no shoes has since led her all over the world: she has visited 27 countries, spent two years working as an English teacher in Japan, volunteered in Nepal, been bartered for in Jamaica and had a number of ear-plugs stolen in Australia, Indonesia and India.

Holly has a BA in English Literature, an MA in Shakespeare, and currently lives in London or at @holsmale.

The GEEK GIRL series has been an internationally bestselling no1. smash-hit. It won the Waterstones Teen Prize of the Year and the Leeds book award, was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Branford Boase award, and was long-listed for the Carnegie.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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