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
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...
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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
! '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
Delightfully quirky Teen Now
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
Publication date: 27/07/2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||9th March 2017|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Genres:||Humorous, Romance / Relationship Stories|
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 ...More About Holly Smale
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