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Review: Model Misfit by Holly Smale

“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.”

Harriet knows that modelling won’t transform you. She knows that being as uniquely odd as a polar bear isn’t necessarily a bad thing (even in a rainforest). And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this.

What Harriet doesn’t know is where she’s going to fit in once the new baby arrives.

With summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get as far away from home as possible. But nothing can prepare Harriet for the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmother’s ‘chaperoning’. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes.

Because, this time, Harriet knows what a broken heart feels like.

Can geek girl find her place on the other side of the world or is Harriet lost for good?

My Thoughts
Funny and very readable. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Harriet a second time and finding out more of her story.

Model misfit is the second book in the geek girl series. Harriet has just finished her exams and is off on a modelling adventure to japan. Her story is madcap throughout and I loved seeing how she managed to get herself into such fixes in her own unique and geeky way. You can't just help yourself from smiling whilst reading this book because Harriet just doesn't belong in the fashion world in her heart of hearts and as a consequence she never quite gets it right.

Loved meeting all the secondary characters for the first book again and meeting the new ones. I do particularly love the relationship Harriet has with her step mother and it is refreshing to see a positive Teen / step parent relationship in a YA title.

Definitely worth a look. Could work as a standalone but I'd definitely recommend reading book one first to get the full Harriet experience.


Anonymous said…
I have this one to review, too, and I really enjoyed the first book. I skimmed over most of your review (forgive me) because I hate even the threat of spoilers, but glad to see you enjoyed it.
Fab review Kirsty - I can't wait for installment number 3! :D