From My Bookshelf – Geek Girl by Holly Smale

From My Bookshelf

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.



A Cornish Mum


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  • Fern
    14/03/2016 at 07:40

    I loved the sound of this book but havnt yet got round to reading it! I’m 25 so still a young adult arnt I?! Haha. Great post 🙂


    • Mummy in Training
      14/03/2016 at 08:38

      Haha yes most definitely! I’m 30 and still love reading young adult! X

  • Diapers at Dawn
    15/03/2016 at 17:55

    30 is def classed as young adult will add it to my list for the train journey in to work, Jay x #TwinklyTuesday
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    • Mummy in Training
      20/04/2016 at 15:20

      Hope you enjoy it xx

  • Pickinguptoys
    15/03/2016 at 20:23

    This is just the type of thing I would have loved reading as a teen,or still now actually I like books to have a feel good ending x #picknmix
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    • Mummy in Training
      20/04/2016 at 15:21

      Oo me too! xx

  • A Cornish Mum
    17/03/2016 at 14:32

    It has been so long since I managed to read an actual book, I really need to make time as it’s always been my favourite way to relax – curl up with a book and forget everything else 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix gorgeous

    Stevie xx
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I’m Rachel, a 30 something Mum to 6 year old Little Man & 2 year old twin girls (one with us & one in the sky).

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