Big Book,  YA

Model Misfit

Holly Smale
Model Misfit“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?

Ok, so when I heard that there was a Geek Girl 2 I was so pleased because I am Geek girl’s biggest fan (I even have the glasses!) so pleased in fact I read it in 2 days flat. (Not quite a personal record but very close!) So Harriet Manners is 15 and she is a Geek… and a model, spotted a year ago unexpectantly by a top modelling agency (if you have no idea what I’m on about then read my last Geek Girl review) she is kind, clumsy and it’s her GCSE final today and after that she will have the whole long summer holiday ahead of her. So she does the exam and announces to her friend Nat that she has the summer holiday planned out. Nat tells her that because she was caught trying out eye shadow in Boots instead of practising her French GCSE so she has to go to a desolate farm in France to practice there. Suddenly Hattie has a lot of time on her hands…
After ruining yet another modelling opportunity she thinks her modelling career is all over until her agent tells her that she is going to Tokyo and all she has to do is convince her parents…
When she gets there she meets her Grandmother, her ex-boyfriend and some new friends… or foes. After being attacked by an octopus, getting stuck in a box with a cockroach, slipping over in a lake and wearing high-heeled shoes in a Sumo wrestling ring, I think she could say her modelling career has been well, interesting.
Find out about new friends, new enemies, new family members and a whirlwind trip to Tokyo. Boyfriends, best friends, babies, bugs and loads more in a book not to be missed!
Verdict: you will die if you don’t read this book. Enough said.
Reviewed by Daisy (12)

Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s
Publication Date: September 2013
Format: Paperback
Pages: 356
Genre: Contemporary, Humour
Age: YA
Reviewer: Daisy(12)
Source: Provided by publisher
Challenge: British book

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