‘Geek Girl: Picture Perfect’ by Holly Smale – Book Review and giveaway

Book review time again! I was actually sent this book to review a few weeks ago and it didn’t take me long to read it but, with the icky few weeks we’ve had, everything’s been delayed a bit so it’s taken me a bit longer than planned to get the post up, my apologies!
‘Geek Girl: Picture Perfect’ (on Amazon HERE) is the third in Smale’s ‘Geek Girl’ series which is aimed at young adults. Who reviewed this then? You might be wondering. Well I did. You see I grew up on a series of books about a young lady called ‘Georgia Nicolson’ who was prone to getting in to a series of hilarious mishaps which, despite my being an adult now, are still rather amusing. When I read the synopsis of Holly Smale’s book I felt as though it were a similar sort of ‘coming of age’ series with an added element of ‘geek’ and I’m not one to turn away anything geeky!

As it happens I really wasn’t wrong – Harriet Manners is obsessed with boys, one boy in particular in this book as she has a Boyfriend (!), she’s got an arch nemesis at school and she’s got a fun gaggle of friends. It’s the standard ‘coming of age’ light hearted teen comedy that I knew and loved back then and still really rather enjoy at, almost, 30! There’s some pretty big differences about Harriet, though, she’s a geek in the sense that she loves school and is a walking encyclopaedia of facts (which always pop out at inappropriate times), she’s been a model and… her parents are about to whisk her off to New York!

I can see this being, for teens, the sort of series that the Georgia Nicolson books were for me growing up. Laugh out loud funny, rather cringe worthy and slightly unrealistic when it comes to just How many mishaps one girl can get in to, but Entirely realistic when it comes to boys and friends! As an adult it wasn’t quite the same, it never was going to be, but I found the book well written, I enjoyed the characters and definitely needed to get to the end to find out what on earth would happen to the rather loopy and quite lovable Harriet Manners.

If you’ve got a teen in your life, or if you are an adult that still enjoys YA like me, then you can buy it from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Picture-Perfect-Geek-Girl-Book/dp/0007574568Β or there’s a chance for you to win a copy of this book below! (And if you aren’t lucky enough to win Then you can buy a copy haha!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

– You must be 18 or over to enter the giveaway
– The Giveaway is open to residents of the UK only
– The winner will be picked via Rafflecopter
– There will be one winner
– The winner will have 28 days to respond to my email informing them of the win, if they do not respond another winner will be drawn.
– The giveaway runs until midnight on 29th July.


– The winner will need to supply me with their details in order for me to pass those on to the company who’ll supply the prize

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  1. Tracey Peach June 28, 2014 / 10:37 am

    Teenagers fiction I think it used to be called

  2. sally johnston June 28, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    I loved ladybird books especially The magic Porridge pot

  3. Angela Moore June 29, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    I loved the Enid Blyton Far Away Tree books, and also The Secret Seven

  4. Barbara Handley June 30, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    I could never get enough Enid Blyton adventure books.

  5. clairew137 July 2, 2014 / 8:24 am

    Sweet Valley High, Secret Seven, Roald Dahl

  6. lynn heath July 4, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    I can remember reading the Judy Blume books

  7. YOLANDA DAVIS July 5, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    Mr Men & Little Miss, then as I got a bit older anything by Roald Dahl.

  8. Solange July 9, 2014 / 5:31 am

    I loved Enid Blyton books

  9. Zoe R July 10, 2014 / 2:53 pm

    Enid blyton and the wind in the willows also the chronicles of Narnia

  10. Anonymous July 15, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    Secret Seven and Famous Five
    (Spencer Broadley)

  11. Kim Neville July 17, 2014 / 3:23 pm

    I loved reading all the Enid Blyton books

  12. Rachel Gilbey July 20, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    All of Enid Blyton's school story series, Twins at St Clares, Mallory Towers and Naughtiest Girl in the School

  13. Keri Jones July 23, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    I would read anything as a child, I especially loved Roald Dahl's BFG. As an adult I am still willing to give any book a go πŸ™‚

  14. Anonymous July 28, 2014 / 7:57 am

    I was hooked on The Famous Five when I was younger:D

    Jamie Darrington

  15. patanne1 July 28, 2014 / 10:01 am

    I have always loved fantasy and have been a huge Tolkien fan for many years

  16. Cherry Blossom July 28, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    My boyfriend got me the first book on my Birthday in May and would love to read the second one! ^_^

    -Abigail Daniel

  17. Janine Atkin July 28, 2014 / 7:11 pm

    I loved horror. the scarier the better even if it meant sleeping with the light on

  18. HayleyT July 29, 2014 / 11:28 am

    I loved all sorts of books when I was younger, from The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, Mallory Towers and as I got older I loved the Sweet Valley High Books!

  19. Rachel Bustin July 29, 2014 / 5:55 pm

    I loved and still do love the Beatrix Potter books x

  20. Mark Chamberlin July 29, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    Biggles, Bond, Terry Pratchett and Lord of the Rings to name a few!

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