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    Geek Girl: Picture Perfect – Holly Smale

    “My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a girlfriend.  I know I’m a girlfriend because I can’t stop beaming. Apparently the average girl smiles sixty-two times a day, so I must be statistically stealing somebody else’s happiness. I’m grinning every thirty or forty seconds, minimum.”  Harriet is all set for the start of her year at sixth form, she just needs to pass her GCSEs, have the best 16th birthday and see her boyfriend to carry out the Most Romantic Summer Ever. However Harriet doesn’t allow for changes in her plan – like the fact that her fantastic GCSE results are marred by her worst enemy getting hold her…

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    Geek Girl: Model Misfit – Holly Smale

    “My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a model.  I know I’m a model because: Its monday morning, and I’m wearing a gold tutu, a gold jacket, gold ballet pumps and gold earrings. My face is painted gold, and a long piece of gold wire has been wrapped around my head. This is not how I normally dress on Mondays.  I have a bodyguard. The earrings cost so much I’m not allowed to go to the toilet without a large man checking my earlobes afterwards to make sure I haven’t accidentally flushed them.  I haven’t been allowed to smile for two hours. Every time I take a bite of…

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    Geek Girl – Holly Smale

    “My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek. I know I’m a geek because I’ve just looked it up in the Oxford English Dictionary. I drew a little tick next to all the symptoms I recognise, and I appear to have them all.”  Harriet Manners knows a lot of things, she knows that cats have 32 muscles in each ear, that the average person laughs 15 times a day and bats always turn left when they exit a cave. But there are many things Harriet doesn’t know like why no one at school, other than her best friend Nat, likes her and she doesn’t know anything about fashion.…

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    Geek Girl – Cindy C Bennett

    “’Think I could turn that boy bad?’ My two best friends – my only two friends really – Ella ad Beth follow my gaze and laugh. We’re sitting on the outskirts of the cafeteria, outcasts physically and socially. We’re proud of this. We strive for this. ‘Trevor Hoffman?’ Beth scoffs. ‘No way, Jen.’” When Jen makes a bet with her friends that she can turn geeky boy Trevor into a bad boy, the goth girl thinks it’ll be an easy task which should complete just around the time she wants to get kicked out of her current foster home. The winnings will see her best friends pay for her new…