My review of 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
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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.
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!