• Book Review

    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…

  • Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#85)

    Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about. For Review:  Stig of The Dump – Clive King  As part of the ‘A Puffin Book’ launch the awesome guys at Puffin have supplied me with a favourite childhood classic for review. Stig of the Dump is about a kid who falls into a chalk pit and finds a friend in a cave, living in the dump. I can remember adoring it when I…

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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…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    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.…