Geek Girl (#1)
"My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek." The first three hilarious novels in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series - now available as a 3-book collection. Geek Girl:Harriet Manners knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a "jiffy" lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. But she doesn't know why nobody at school seems to like her. So when Harriet is spotted by a top model agent, she grabs the chance to reinvent herself... Model Misfit:Harriet Manners knows that humans have 70,000 thoughts per day. She also knows that Geek + Model = a whole new set of graffiti on your belongings. But Harriet doesn't know where she's going to fit in once the new baby arrives. And with her summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get away... Will geek girl find her place on the other side of the world? Picture Perfect:Harriet Manners knows that New York is the most populous city in the United States. She knows that its official motto is 'Ever Upward'. But she knows nothing whatsoever about modelling in the Big Apple and how her family will cope with life stateside. Or 'becoming a brand' as the models in New York say. And even more importantly, what to do when the big romantic gestures aren't coming your way from your boyfriend... Does geek girl go too far this time? The award-winning debut, GEEK GIRL, and brilliant follow-up titles in the bestselling series by Holly Smale.
Winner of Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Teen Books Category 2014. Shortlisted for Branford Boase Award 2014 and Roald Dahl Funny Prize: The Funniest Book for Children Aged Seven to Fourteen 2013.
"Amazing! Ten out of ten. I really like the character... It's a really important message, as in stay who you are, don't pretend to be someone you're not" Thea, 12
Holly Smale is a debut author. Clumsy, a bit geeky and somewhat shy, she spent the majority of her teenage years hiding in the changing room toilets. 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. Holly is now a fully fledged author and blogger and is currently writing the sequel to Geek Girl.