Forever Geek by Holly Smale
  

Forever Geek

Written by Holly Smale
Part of the Geek Girl Series

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

In a Nutshell: Luminous finale laden with laughter and love | There’s more sunshine, soul-searching and sticky situations than you can shake a Eucalyptus branch at in this scorching conclusion to a series that’s captured the hearts, minds and funny bones of millions of readers around the globe.

Now sixteen and a fully-fledged sixth-former, Harriet the model, geek and complete control freak is embarking on a trip of a lifetime to Australia with best friend Nat (“Sartorial Genius, Temper-Loser, Truth-Sayer”) and her glorious grandmother Bunty. “We may be going Down Under, but I’m on top of the world”, Harriet enthuses as their adventure begins and, truly embracing the road trip vibe, she’s even promised Nat that she’ll be “more laid-back and free-flowing moving forward”. With Australia covering over 7.6 million square kilometres, there’s obviously little chance of Harriet bumping into her Ozzie ex-boyfriend, right? Well, not quite…and it’s not long before an emotional rollercoaster is set in motion, sending Harriet reeling up and down, Down Under!

The themes of friendship, fitting in and finding yourself radiate through the series to exhilarating effect and, while fans will miss Harriet, this fabulously fitting finale to her voyage of self-discovery will also leave readers breathless for what Holly Smale does next. ~ Joanne Owen

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the very first Geek Girl. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Zoe Crook - 'I couldn't stop reading this book. Yes, people, this is the type of book that will keep you up all night! Don't say you weren't warned!'
  • Robin Johansson,age 14 and Hannah Janman, age 11 - 'Geek Girl is an amazing book for girls in particular, more of a teenage/issues drama than a child's book. I was so upset when I finished it, I really loved it!'
  • Meaghan Lagan, age 14 - 'I really enjoyed this book because it had a total twist.'
  • Laoise Tabi, age 14 - 'It was a very girly book, humorous and clever. Laugh out loud quality.'
  • Kara, age 11 - 'After reading Geek Girl, I felt proud to be who I am because the book shows that you don't have to be like anyone else, you can just be yourself.'
  • Stefanie Tucker, age 13 - 'The plot is fresh and I found myself inspired.'
  • Alice D'Angelo, age 14 - 'From the first page, I loved Harriet Manners and her look on life.'
  • Sezen Mehmet, age 12 - 'I really enjoyed reading Geek Girl. It was engaging and a fun ride of emotions and laughs.'
  • Delilah Acworth, age 13 - 'I recommend this book to teenagers everywhere, it is a timeless classic that will be remembered forever, Read it!'
  • Eloise Percy-Davis, age 12 - 'I love the zany and warm-hearted way that Holly Smale writes and I look forward to reading more of her work!'
  • Izzy Read, age 12 - 'Most people can relate to this book, it covers so many aspects of a person’s life; struggling to fit in, finding out who you are and having problems with friendships.'
  • Rachel Bourn, age 13 - 'This is the funniest book I’ve read in a long time. Harriet and her best (ONLY) friend Nat are two of the most entertaining characters I have come across.'
  • Mia Cook age 11 - 'I would highly recommend Geek Girl to anyone who likes a good laugh and enjoys a one-of-a-kind story.'
  • Safiyah Afghan - 'A perfect book for teenage girls who enjoy these clever books about ordinary teenagers who undergo radical changes, but stay true to themselve.'
  • Carla Mc Guigan age 12 - 'This novel was a very interesting read and I really enjoyed reading it. I look forward to reading more of Holly Smale’s books.'
  • Emily Clowes, 11 - 'Geek Girl is an amazing book. Harriet and her best friend, Nat are living in a world of fashion. Being clever doesn't always help you through your troubles and Harriet finds this out when she goes through her teen confusions. This book is filled with laughter and tears; it's a bit like being on a roller coaster and ending up at the end of a catwalk every time.

Synopsis

Forever Geek by Holly Smale

My name is Harriet Manners and I'll be a geek forever...The FINAL book in the bestselling, award-winning Geek Girl series is here! Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is. Modelling isn't a sure-fire route to popularity. Neither is making endless lists. The people you love don't expect you to transform into someone else. Statistically you are more likely to not meet your Australian ex-boyfriend in Australia than bump into him there. So on the trip of a lifetime Down Under Harriet's to-do lists are gone and it's Nat's time to shine! Yet with nearly-not-quite-boyfriend Jasper back home, Harriet's completely unprepared to see supermodel ex Nick. Is the fashion world about to turn ugly for Geek Girl? It's time for Harriet to face the future. Time to work out where her heart lies. To learn how to let go...

There's plenty more Geek Girl gossip on the Geek Girl facebook page - click here!

Reviews

Praise for the Geek Girl series:

Harriet's comical and cringeworthy misadventures in the world of fashion are guaranteed to get you laughing. The Week Junior

Genius. MaximumPop

! 'You can't fail to like Harriet. Parents in Touch

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

Charming, flawed, wise and true… Geek Girl has transformed funny fiction in a way unseen since the mighty Louise Rennison The Bookseller

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

A must-read! The Guardian

Uproarious misadventures Publishers Weekly

A timeless classic that will be remembered forever LoveReading4Kids

Wise, funny and true, with a proper heroine you’re laughing with as much as at. Almost Henry, writer of Smack the Pony and Wing

highly recommend Geek Girl to anyone who good laugh and enjoys a one-of-a-kind story Guardian Children’s Books website

sassy and very funny Bookseller

About the Author

Holly Smale

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors . Holly Smale is the author of the Geek Girl series. 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 of 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.

The series concludes with Forever Geek, published in hardback in March 2017.

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Hardback
400 pages

Author

Holly Smale
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Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

9th March 2017

ISBN

9780007574698

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