Omg! I'm in Love with a Geek! by Rae Earl

Omg! I'm in Love with a Geek!

Written by Rae Earl

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Every detail of Hattie Moore’s incredible year is wittily recorded in her diary. The ups and downs of every teenager’s life with the complications of being in love, hating school, fighting with siblings and needing to escape from parents. In Hattie’s life there is the additional complication of the arrival of her real father from Australia and her return trip to visit him. But, what matters most is the progress she makes in her relationship with the geeky but gorgeous and totally loveable Goose – the boy who lives next door.


Omg! I'm in Love with a Geek! by Rae Earl

Hattie Moore is fourteen and thinks she might be in love...with a geek! This is the year Hattie wants to find real FULL ON love. No more McFitties, but real, long-term love. And she thinks she knows who with. His mum may still call him Goosey Woosey and he might have an unnatural interest in doing well in his GCSEs, but Goose could actually be THE ONE! But how can Hattie make him realize this, when he seems more interested in his gecko? And there's the other matter of her dad, who seems to be more interested in saving the planet than in his new-found daughter. And there's also Gran, who has a new iPad and a dangerous obsession with Twitter. What's a girl to do? Write it all down in a hilarious diary about the ups, downs and total dramas of being Hattie Moore.

Rae Earl is also the creator of E4's hit comedy My Mad Fat Diary. E4's hit comedy My Mad Fat Diary is based on Rae's own teenage diary. The OMG! series is perfect for younger readers aged 11+.

The sequel to OMG! Is This Actually My Life? continues Hattie's hilarious diary.


Praise for OMG! Is This Actually My Life?

Rae Earl captures the outrageous but nonetheless surprisingly loveable characteristics of this convincing teenage drama queen Julia Eccleshare,

A laugh-out-loud book, with moments of real poignancy. . . written in diary format, with exclamations, dramatic statements and lots of rambling, Hattie’s diary has all the teenage angst of Adrian Mole and the female worries of Bridget Jones. Carousel

I couldn't put this book down. Julia Afanasjeva, Teen Titles

About the Author

Rae Earl

Rae Earl was born in Stamford in Lincolnshire in 1971. Her first book ‘My Mad Fat Diary’, described as ‘Funnier, sadder & ruder than Adrian Mole’ by the Financial Times , was published in 2007. Her ‘Hattie Moore’ series for teens is published by Walker Books. She currently lives in Hobart, Tasmania with her husband & son where she grows carrots very badly.


I come from Stamford in Lincolnshire. It’s where a lot of TV and films are shot because it hasn’t changed much in 500 years. My childhood was like most peoples - a mixture of lovely and very odd. Lovely because I spent a lot of time with good friends, music and tadpoles. Odd because I spent a lot of time worrying about everything – like war, murderers and poisonous mushrooms (don’t ask). I was a bit weird. Like we all are.


After school I went to Hull University to study English Literature – which I LOVED. At that point the government actually still gave you money to study – so I GOT PAID to READ BOOKS for 3 years. I then worked in radio for 15 years. Firstly as the person who makes the adverts (all those annoying jingles that stay in your head for DAYS – that’s me!) Secondly as a breakfast presenter. I got to interview lots of famous boy bands and once nearly broke Cheryl Cole’s chair on stage. We don’t talk about that. I got in trouble.

I’ve always written things but most of them were actually slightly rubbish. Or they were about people and I never wanted them to see it. I don’t think I was any good at writing till I was 35 and that was after a lot of practice.


I have a shed in my back garden I go to. It’s full of brilliant things – like a mini stable and horses, loads of stationery and a giant old railway station clock (slight ‘Dr.Who’ vibe). My first book ‘My Mad, Fat Diary’ was published a few years ago. Hattie is my third. My second is potentially the best book ever written since Shakespeare – but I can’t make it work so at the moment it’s just a bit rubbish. I haven’t given up hope though.

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352 pages
Interest Age: From 11


Rae Earl
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th June 2014




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