Model Misfit (Geek Girl, Book 2) Paperback – 26 Sep 2013
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'Harriet's comical and cringeworthy misadventures in the world of fashion are guaranteed to get you laughing.' The Week Junior
'You can't fail to like Harriet.' Parents in Touch
FOR GEEK GIRL:
"Loved GEEK GIRL. 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
About the Author
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 and the 11-14 category of the Leeds Book Award.
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Harriet flies out to Tokyo and begins her modelling job but as always, things don’t quite go to plan and with an irresponsible grandmother, two new flat mates, Wilbur the camp as anything agent and Nick all in the mix, something is bound to go terribly wrong.
Holly’s writing style is absolutely spot on. For a younger reader it is littered with comical slapstick moments but then for an older reader it is also laced with wit and irony which adds a whole new layer to the plot. The idea of Toby being Harriet’s ‘stalker’ is just brilliant and Wilbur as a character is, what I imagine to be, a cross between Alan Carr and Gok Wan. I also love the addition of Harriet’s father and step-mum; they are the typical, cringe inducing, embarrassment of parents that we are all used to.
Harriet is a really great character to go on a journey with, there is always some kind of drama waiting for her around the next corner but it’s always exciting and quite reassuring to see her deal with all of the problems and come out of the other side as a much more experienced and well-rounded character. Nick is also a character I love and if it wasn’t inappropriate to fancy a fictional young boy, then I would fancy him; he’s just the kind of fictional boy you want to read about when you’re a young teenage girl. The plot was very clever and I didn’t pick up on what was happening straight away, it took me a while to predict where the story would go and even then, it was a bit of a surprise: a fantastic achievement in children’s books!
The pacing of Geek Girl: Model Misfit was near perfect, there was a reason for me to keep turning the pages and even though I didn’t ‘race’ through the pages to reach the conclusion, I certainly found myself reluctant to put it down.
I believe we will be treated to yet another book in the Geek Girl series this year which fills me with great happiness! Long may Harriet Manners continue to have comical adventures so we can read all about them!
The second book in the series, Model Misfit, does not disappoint. It’s six months later and Harriet is still modelling, her stepmother is heavily pregnant and even more importantly, she is still a geek! Not much seems to have changed in Harriet’s life, apart from the graffiti on her bag becoming more creative. We join Harriet on the day of her last exam. Which she manages to turn up to painted gold and wearing a shredded sweatshirt following a modelling shoot. See, totally normal!
I love that Harriet hasn’t become any more refined or less clumsy despite her new status as a teen model. She is still as accident prone as ever, and when reading her adventures you are guaranteed that hilarity will ensue! And this time, Harriet’s adventures take us across the world to Japan for a shoot with Yuka. She shares an apartment out there with two other models, including Japanese girl Rin, who is one of the funniest characters I have come across for a while! Rin is obsessed with all things Australian and is trying to learn English. That’s when she’s not dressing up her cat, Kylie Minogue, in clothes to match her own Harajuku fashions!
And we can’t forget Lion Boy. He is very much a feature in this book even if it’s not in the fairytale fashion I think we would all like yo read about. You will have to read the book to find out how it turns out though! Harriet’s eccentric grandmother Bunty also makes an appearance in this book and I hope we see more of her in the next book in the series.
As I’m sure you can tell from all of my gushing, I really enjoyed this book. I read it in 3 sittings as I just couldn’t get enough of it. It would have been fewer if I hadn’t had to get up for work the next day! I believe that the Geek Girl series is due to be a trilogy, but I really hope that Holly a Smale can write us more Geek Girl stories than that. I really don’t want to think that the next book might be the last!
A fantastic series from a British YA writer. And Harriet is definitely a better role model for girls than many others I can think of (*coughs*…Miley Cyrus…) and you should all go and buy it and stay up all night to read it!!