Picture Perfect by Holly Smale

Picture Perfect

Written by Holly Smale
Part of the Geek Girl Series

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January 2015 Book of the Month Harriet Manners, heroine of the best selling Geek Girl, is back for an equally engaging third adventure. On the brink of her sixteenth birthday, Harriet is still juggling the vast gulf between her naturally studious nature and the drama of life as a model with the addition of a genuine boyfriend as well. All looks set for a great time in sixth form when Harriet is suddenly relocated to America when her father gets a new job. Is this the beginning of a whole new life for Harriet? Can she keep hold of all the pieces in her roller coaster life?

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Picture Perfect by Holly Smale

My name is Harriet Manners, and I'll always be a geek. It's the hilarious third book in the bestselling award-winning Geek Girl series! Harriet Manners knows more facts than most. She knows that New York is the most populous city in the United States. She knows that its official motto is 'Ever Upward'. She knows that one in thirty-eight people living in the US lives there. 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 laugh out loud follow-up to award-winning debut Geek Girl and Model Misfit will have you in stitches!

There's plenty more information and chat on the Geek Girl facebook page - click here!



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

Funny, original and this year's must-read for teenage girls The Sun 2013

Younger teenagers will lap up the adorable Geek Girl Irish Independent 2013

Delightfully quirky Teen Now 2013

A brilliantly relatable teenage tale Mizz 2013

About the Author

Holly Smale

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors and March 2015 Author of the Month. Clumsy, a bit geeky and somewhat shy, Holly Smale spent the majority of her teenage years hiding in the changing room toilets at school, scraping abuse off her belongings. After she was unexpectedly spotted by a top London modelling agency at the age of fifteen, nothing changed at all: she 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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416 pages
Interest Age: From 11


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

1st January 2015




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