The teen was recently sent Geek Girl- All that Glitters by Holly Smale to review. Because This one is actually number 4 in the series, she was also sent Geek Girl (number 1) so she could get a feel of the series and it’s always best to start from the beginning.
I must say she’s not a huge fan of books. We’re a family of readers but myself and tween are the biggest readers. It’s not very often the teen will choose a book over technology.
Having said that, I’m happy to say she absolutely adored this book. I will let her write her own review at the bottom but she came to me after a couple of days and said she had read the first one and loved it! Her actual words were “A book I actually love and want to read more” She has even asked if I will buy number 2 and 3 in the series too 🙂
She also received some lovely red glitter glasses which she put on as soon as she got them and has only taken them off for school 🙂
Geek Girl- All that glitters! The Blurb…
“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.”
The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners has high hopes for the new school year she’s a Sixth Former now, and things are going to be different. But with Nat busy falling in love at college and Toby preoccupied with a Top Secret project, Harriet soon discovers that’s not necessarily a good thing…
- The fourth book in the hugely successful Geek Girl series!
- GEEK GIRL was THE No. 1 children’s UK debut of 2013
- GEEK GIRL – INNER of the teen category of the Waterstones Children’s Books Prize 2014
- Geek Girl sales have been going from strength to strength. Book 1 has now sold over 100, 000 copies while book 2 has almost sold 45, 000 as of May 2014
- The smart and sassy new voice in teen fiction – Geek Girl defined the new clean teen’ genre
- GEEK GIRL shortlisted for the RAD DAH FUNN PRIZE 2013
- Geek Girl has a fantastic and engaged following on Facebook – now with more than 13,000 likes!
“Wise, funny and true, with a proper nerd heroine you’re laughing with as much as at. Almost”. James Henry, writer of Smack the Pony and Green Wing
“A feel-good satisfying gem that will have teens smiling from cover to cover, and walking a little taller after reading” – Books for Keeps
“I would highly recommend Geek Girl to anyone who likes a good laugh and enjoys a one of-a-kind story”. Mia, Guardian Children’s Books website
Holly Smale is the author of Geek Girl, Model Misfit and Picture Perfect. She was unexpectedly spotted by a top London modelling agency at the age of fifteen and spent the following two years falling over on catwalks, going bright red and breaking things she couldn’t afford to replace. By the time Holly had graduated from Bristol University with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare she had given up modelling and set herself on the path to becoming a writer. Geek Girl was the no. 1 bestselling young adult fiction title in the UK in 2013. It was shortlisted for several major awards including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Branford Boase award, nominated for the Queen of Teen award and won the teen and young adult category of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.
I think the book was very funny. I like the story line because she is abit like me, she is very clumsy and likes make-up. When I read the book I wore the glasses too (I love them). I really want to read the other ones now because I enjoyed the 1st and 4th book. I’m not normally a huge fan of books, but I’m so glad I was sent these to read. I rate it a 5/5
I have been given the chance to host a giveaway for one lucky winner to win either 1 or 4 in the series (the choice is yours) and a pair of glittery red glasses 🙂
Or if you can’t wait for that, you can grab yourself a copy via Amazon
Check out the awesome Facebook Page too 🙂
*This is not a sponsored post. I was sent this book for the purposes of this review but all words and opinions are my own.