From My Bookshelf – Geek Girl by Holly Smale
Welcome to my From My Bookshelf series, you can read more about it here. In a nutshell the point of this series is for me to put my Librarian hat on and share with you the books that I have been reading. I already share my favourite stories for little ones in my Bedtime Story of the Month series but this series will focus on the books that I read for pleasure (I love a good chick-lit) and the teen/young adult books I read for work. I have a genuine love of reading and I cannot tell you how important it is to get our kids reading, it helps them so much in every area of life.
One other thing before I get started, there will be no spoilers. This isn’t a review as such just a chat about why I loved it and why I think you should read it. So here is my second post of the series.
For my second From My Bookshelf post I am sharing with you Geek Girl by Holly Smale.
This book is the first in the Geek Girl series and is a young adult read. The story is based around a teen girl called Harriet who is what you would call a stereotypical geek (even though I hate that word!). She knows all sorts of random facts and isn’t very popular at school because of it. Harriet gets spotted by a modeling agency and gets thrust into the fashion world much to her surprise. Along the way she has many difficult decisions to make and of course there is a love interest. What teen chick-lit would be complete without a bit of a crush!
I really enjoyed this story and will be reading more from the series! If you are looking for teen reads for your teen then give this series a go. It made me laugh and also made me a cry a little too. As an adult reading it it brings back the teenage dramas that we all went through so I think our teenagers now would really relate to the arguments with friends, the first crushes and the dramas of secondary school.
I am yet to read any more Geek Girl books but look forward to reading more of Harriet’s adventures.
Have you or your kids read Geek Girl ? Let me know what you thought.
Happy reading and I shall see you next time.