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5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky and smart teen read, 31 Mar 2013
This review is from: Geek Girl (Geek Girl, Book 1) (Paperback)
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This is the kind of book an 11-15 girl will lap up. A step up from Jacqueline Wilson, it's smart-funny and self-aware, with boys and fashion and dreams and an insecure heroine who hits the Cinderella-big-time.
I'm 32 but still enjoyed it. I felt the dad character got a bit TOO childish in places but redeemed himself at the end. The bully storyline was a bit strange - she seemed obsessed with Harriet for no reason. Toby the 'stalker' was lovely - I think he deserves his own book! Nick was fine - the good-looking love interest who's not required to do very much apart from further the story. Nat the next friend was fine, could have been in it more.
My favourites were Harriet and her stepmother Amanda who I thought was a fantastic mum and role-model in the book, I loved their relationship.

A great teen read, with a lot of good messages for girls, and hopefully one that will help in-the-closet geeks/swots to feel proud!
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