Monday, 9 March 2015

Caragh Reviews // All That Glitters (Geek Girl #4) by Holly Smale

Published - 26th February 2015
Publisher - HarperCollins
Format - Kindle
Synopsis- "My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek." The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners has high hopes for the new school year: she's a Sixth Former now, and things are going to be different. But with Nat busy falling in love at college and Toby preoccupied with a Top Secret project, Harriet soon discovers that's not necessarily a good thing...

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

So far I've been lucky enough to get access to all of the books in the Geek Girl series and every time I'm so pleased! This series is genuinely heartwarming and hilarious for readers of all ages. The writing style is accessible to all without any 'dumbing down'. Though Geek Girl is clearly aimed at pre-teens and teenagers, don't for a second think that there is nothing an adult can't get out of this book! Harriet is a shining example of how work, education, friends and all types of relationships can have a massive impact on your life.

Harriet is not only of high school age, she is a fashion model with a broken heart. Any child or adult that has had to experience that 'first day' feeling can totally relate to this addition of Smale's series. After her American adventure, Harriet now has to face going back to her old school; but this time her best friends aren't there to help her. 

I will admit, in All That Glitters, Harriet started to make me twitch a little. And not in the good, exciting kind of way. I hate to say this but she was....annoying. But after a while I realised that it wasn't Harriet at all, it was the way I was perceiving her and in my opinion, that was Smale's point. Harriet is highly intelligent and prides herself on her knowledge. She has an answer for absolutely everything but when she begins to doubt herself, I at least began to realise that this was what actually made her special. One of the points of this book is that a person shouldn't have to change in order to make friends and be important - a lesson that people of all ages could do with remembering!

All That Glitters is full of heart-bursting moments and a barrel full of laughs. I'm so excited that this series is ongoing!

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