My first thoughts after finishing Geek Girl...I had none. I had no idea what to expect going into this book and with not having read anything by Holy I had no expectation on what it should be like and couldn't build it up. When I finished reading Geek Girl I really did have no clear thoughts about it, all I knew was that I loved it, that I had read it sooner, and that it ended too soon for my liking.
Geek Girl was a quick read, not because it only had a few pages, 378 pages to be exact, but because I devoured it. I have never read a book so fast before, and not just because I wanted to get to my next book, but because I was so hooked. I could not put it down, I ate one handed so I could read and eat at the same time.
I loved Harriet, she is quirky, geeky, and the random facts she spouts out had me laughing, especially when she is nervous.
"....I feel a bit like Sam in The Lord of the Rings, just before Frodo throws the ring into the fires of Mount Doom. Except in a more positive, magical way. With slightly less hairy feet".She is the perfect example of a Geek Girl, but being so perfect means she gets taunted a lot, and I did feel sorry for what she deals with. I liked her best friend Nat, and while I don't agree with what transpires when she finds out about Harriet's modelling, I did cheer for how she stands up for Harriet against a bully.
[Harriet, page 42 of uncorrected proof copy]
I don't want to say too much about the plot as you need to experience it yourself. There are lots of characters that stand out for me, Wilbur, Nick, and of course Harriet. They make the story unique in its own way and I looked forward to reading what they would do or say next.
Holy has done a great job at drawing the reader in and not letting them go and I for one will be keeping my eye open for future books by Holly.