Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Book Review: Head Over Heels [Geek Girl #5] by Holly Smale

Title: Head Over Heels
Author: Holly Smale
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Genre: Young Adult
Series: Geek Girl #5
Source: Publisher
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication Date: 7th April 2016
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
“My name is Harriet Manners, and I will always be a geek.”

The fifth book in the bestselling, award-winning GEEK GIRL series.

Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is.

She knows duck-billed platypuses don’t have stomachs.
She knows that fourteen squirrels were once detained as spies.
She knows only one flag in the world features a building.

And for once, Harriet knows exactly how her life should go. She’s got it ALL planned out. So when love is in the air, Harriet is determined to Make Things Happen!
If only everyone else would stick to the script…

Has GEEK GIRL overstepped the mark, and is following the rules going to break hearts all over again?
My Thoughts
I am a HUGE fan of the Geek Girl series, so I was ridiculously excited to receive a review copy of the latest installment. I will also admit that a lot of things got abandoned for me to read this...books, cleaning, cooking, you get the picture.
It took sixteen years, but I finally found them.
People who genuinely want to know that the average London pigeon has 1.6 feet and the soil in your back garden is two million years old......
I finally found my people
Head Over Heels brings us our favourite characters that we love, even Toby, and we also get to see the familiar faces of Jasper and India who have been added to Harriet's list of friends. As usual we get a brief recap from Harriet as she tells us what she has been doing since we last saw her.

We know how super organised Harriet is, and with modeling no longer on the cards, she has a lot of free time to plan a sleepover, with a laminated itinerary of what they will do and when, but Harriet is so busy with her plans she fails to see what her friends are going through. With tests, revision, and painting, it's hard for them to all agree on a date.

Head Over Heels really sees Harriet grow. Modelling was something she fell into, and didn't really have to try when it came to the shoots. But with the return of Wilbur and an overheard conversation, Harriet decides to put on her modeling hat, and go out and try to get a job. I loved getting to see Harriet put herself out there, occasionally with an addition, she is determined to try her best to succeed for Wilbur's sake. and we see what she is truly capable of when she puts her heart and mind into it, something we usually only see with plans and ideas.

Head Over Heels was a book that really shows Harriet's true colours, but also that her friends are willing to go the extra mile to help her. She really has an amazing group of friends, especially one from out of town. We see what friendship means for Harriet, for her friends, and also how Harriet's mind can be changed.

Final Verdict
Head Over Heels was a book I dropped everything for, reading this in a few hours. It was easy to dive back into Harriet's world and revisit old friends. Head Over Heels was an unputdownable read, and needs to be added to your Geek Girl collection.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad this book is good (and Yay for the return of Wilbur!) Will be looking out for it when it's published :D


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