Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Book Review: Geek Girl All That Glitters by Holly Smale

My review of Geek Girl All That Glitters by Holly Smale
 
Book Review: Geek Girl All That Glitters by Holly Smale
 
Blurb from the back cover
 
Harriet Manners knows many facts.
*Toilet roll was invented by the Chinese in 600AD
*A comet's tail always points away from the sun
*The average healthy heart beats 70 times per minute. Even when it's broken.
But she knows nothing about making new friends at sixth form. And even less about being a glittering supermodel success. Which she now is - apparently...
 
My thoughts on the book
 
This booked is aimed at 11+, but even as an adult, it's a good, easy read. Ideal if you fancy a good book but don't want to have to concentrate too much. I love the central character, Harriet. She is someone I think young teenagers could very easily relate to. She is warm, kind and just wants to be liked, but as a bit of a misfit, she finds it hard to make friends. The story tells of Harriet's brief success as a model, and how she is instantly popular. A story of shallow teenage behaviour and true friendship. This is one of a series of books, and although I haven't read any of the others, I didn't feel lost or like I didn't know what was going on.
 
Conclusion and rating
Ideal for teenagers, this is a good book to teach kids that beauty isn't skin deep, and the importance of friendship. I also like the random facts that are often thrown in. Very interesting and overall a good read! 4/5
 
Available now! to buy your copy, click here.
 
Check back Friday, when I will be running a giveaway to win a copy of this book and a copy of Demon Road by Derek Landy. If you missed my review of that one, have a look here.


 
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I was gifted this book in return for my review, but all opinions are my own. As an avid reader, I would never recommend a book I didn't really enjoy!
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11 comments:

  1. Sounds good and really relevant for some of the older kids I teach. Thanks for the review!

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    1. It is good, and I think it could really get through to kids :)

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  2. I think we may need to wait until Sylvia is old enough to read this. She does like her bed time stories.

    John

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  3. I think we may need to wait until Sylvia is old enough to read this. She does like her bed time stories.

    John

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    1. I think she will enjoy it in a few years time :)

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  4. It's refreshing to know that there are still books about real issues. The pressure on teens is so big. They need all the support they can get.
    Thanks for sharing your opinion!

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    1. It is, and I think the real beauty of this book is the story is good enough that the message is really well hidden. Teens will pick up on it without realising it's a lesson!

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  5. Sounds like a fun, easy read!

    #AnythingGoes

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  6. Great book review. I love all your recommends so far. I like a good easy read sometimes too. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me blog hop. I hope you have enjoyed reading so many fab other blog posts and to see you again tomorrow for another great round of #sharewithme

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    1. Thank you :) I always find great posts on share with me, i'll be there!

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