Geek Girl by Holly Smale
This book is a real laugh but holds a very important message that came from Shakespeare “to thine ownself be true”.
Harriet manners considers herself a geek. Her school mates consider her a geek and while she is very bright she doesn’t look further than that.
Then it all happens. On a school trip to a clothes fashion show with her aspiring super model girlfriend Nat, Harriet is discovered by Wilbur who works for ultra chic fashion designer Yuka Ito. Harriet becomes the new face of fashion and blows this avant garde world away with her intelligence and her honesty.
The novel is full of memorable characters like her lawyer stepmother Annabel, bewidered father and serial geek stalker Toby.
The best quote from the novel is “modelling can be fun as long as you don’t take it personally”. In the dressing room fife can be bitchy.
A first novel by Holly Smale who knows what she is writing about as she was “discovered” as a model at the age of 15years, the same as Harriet.
Intermediate and high school in appeal and jolly good fun.