Category: Funny

Review: 4.5 stars to Model Misfit (Geek Girl 2) by Holly Smale #YA

Posted 22 September, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Funny, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments

My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.”

Harriet knows that modelling won’t transform you. She knows that being as uniquely odd as a polar bear isn’t necessarily a bad thing (even in a rainforest). And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this.

What Harriet doesn’t know is where she’s going to fit in once the new baby arrives.

With summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get as far away from home as possible. But nothing can prepare Harriet for the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmother’s ‘chaperoning’. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes.

Because, this time, Harriet knows what a broken heart feels like.

Can geek girl find her place on the other side of the world or is Harriet lost for good?




I really liked this book. Although it wasn’t as funny as the first, it definitely had its moments. The trip to Tokyo was inspiring and I found I could really picture it as Harriet described it.

The situation with Nick got on my nerves a bit because I seriously thought he was screwing her around, and she really had no clue.

There was less of Harriet’s parents this time, which was both a shame and kind of nice because it meant more time for other experiences. Like meeting two new models in Japan only to find one of them isn’t quite so friendly as she seemed. I had thought Harriet was getting off lightly this time, but I guess not.

Some of the model shooting Harriet had to do though…genius! I mean, they really made me LOL and shake my head with the horror. I honestly thought she’d get fired every time something went wrong. It almost became a game of how far can she push Yuka.

Oh, and then there’s Harriet’s grandmother who cracked me up. You’d think she was her father’s mother. Not Annabel’s! Wilbur is back, and I absolutely adored him in book one. He’s eccentric without being annoying, which is so fresh because so many characters that come across as out there and…let’s just say….OTT just get on my nerves. By the way that’s Will with a bur not iam.  ッ

I was kinda glad about how everything got resolved in the end. I had serious doubts  but, yeah, it all came through good. I can’t wait to read book 3. I just hope it’s as witty and scandalous as usual. 🙂


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