Thursday 10 December 2015

{Review} Model Misfit (Geek Girl #2) by Holly Smale

18065780Posted by Donna
Release Date: September 26th, 2013
Finished Date: December 1st, 2015
Publishers: HarperCollins Children's Books
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback 
Pages: 356
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US / Book Depo 
“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?

The Review: Our favourite geek is back! Model Misfit is the sequel to Holly Smale debut YA book Geek Girl and what a fantastic follow up it was!

I loved Geek Girl and I definitely wasn't expecting the sequel Model Misfit to be better than it but it certainty was. Model Misfit had more romance drama in it than the first book. I'm a firm believer that romance always make a book better and with Harriett's relationship problems during this book, it  definitely added to the emotional factor of the story. I was deeply hurt for Harriett throughout most of the story - the Nick drama - so when it happened I felt everything along with Harriett. I was devastated for her. She's just one of them characters you can connect to and it doesn't matter that she's fifteen, I almost feel like she's older than she seems. But anyway, adding this emotional drama into the story for me made me enjoy this book all the more. It wasn't just school drama or parent drama it was another layer to Harriett's story and I really enjoyed every minute of it.

I loved that Harriet stayed true to herself through-out all the crazy events that happen in this story. She's not the perfect model. She makes mistakes but I love that about her. She's completely oblivious to the modelling world and I loved seeing what trouble she'd get herself into. And with the story taking place in Japan there is so much more adventure and so many gorgeous scenes and oh, how I wanted to travel to Japan after. And let's not forget that all my favourite characters were back too so it made the story even better. 

In all, Model Misfit definitely has a little bit of everything for ever reader. And this has definitely been my favourite book so far and I can't wait to see what Picture Perfect has in store.

Thank you to HarperCollins Children's Books for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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