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“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek."

Holly writes from experience!  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.

Holly has written a special short story for World Book Day - Geek Drama. Can Geek Girl survive the bright lights of the stage?

Click here to see Holly reading Geek Drama.

reader reviews

We asked our Lovereading Reader Review panel to read the first in this super series, Geek Girl....they loved it!  It's a perfect teen read; funny and original yet sensitive and smart. Here's what some of our readers thought....

"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!" Zoe Crook

"I really enjoyed reading Geek Girl. It was engaging and a fun ride of emotions and laughs"  Sezen Mehmet, 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." Izzy Read Age, 12

And you can read more reviews here...

There's plenty more information and chat on the Geek Girl facebook page and on Holly's website holsmale.wix.com/the-write-girl2




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Author of the Month - Holly Smale


Holly Smale is the writer of the award-winning Geek Girl series and a World Book Day 2015 author. Published in 2013 Geek Girl was the no.1 bestselling teen fiction title in the UK in that year...and went on to win the 2014 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize in the teen category.  It was also the Lovereading4Kids Readers' Favourite Book in 2013!!
Holly has just published the fourth book in this hugely popular series - All That Glitters.

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All That Glitters
All That Glitters
Holly Smale
March 2015 Book of the Month  Welcome back Harriet Manners, self-confessed geek and the only supermodel in the world who repeats the entire periodic table when stressed. For those not in the know, this is the fourth book about Harriet,...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Author of the Month | Books of the Month | World Book Day
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Picture Perfect
Picture Perfect
Holly Smale
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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Geek Girl
Reader Reviewed Geek Girl
Holly Smale
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2014 - Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Prize 2014 Fiction for teens category - Winner of the 2013 Lovereading4Kids Reader's Favourite Book and a Book of the Year 2013. There’s laughter and tears in...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Author of the Month | Book Awards | Books Reviewed by Children | World Book Day | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2013
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Model Misfit
Model Misfit
Holly Smale
October 2013 Book of the Month   Geek girl Harriet Manners is back for a second adventure and this time she is determined to replace her geek self with someone who is glamorous, popular and cool. It’s a great ambition. The...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2013
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