“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek.”
Harriet Manners knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. She knows that bats always turn left when exiting a cave and that peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. But she doesn’t know why nobody at school seems to like her.
So when Harriet is spotted by a top model agent, she grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her best friend’s dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of impossibly handsome model Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves.
Veering from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, Harriet begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn’t seem to like her any more than the real world did.
As her old life starts to fall apart, will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything?
The plot is good, interesting, funny. I loved the idea and the way it was carried out. It was fun to see someone go from complete geek to trying really hard not to be… I thought it was written very well. Paced nicely. Never to much going on but enough to keep me interested. I thought it was perfectly silly and slightly serious at the same time.
I loved Harriet. She’s funny, and silly and completely oblivious to the fashion industry. She made so many mistakes, it was like watching everything embarrassing you’ve ever done happen to her every day. I liked the other characters, they’re really funny and fun to read.
This is probably one of the silliest books I have ever read, it’s funny and ridiculous. Harriet goes through so much, just making a fool of herself the whole time. It makes everything I’ve done pale in comparison… And I didn’t think that would ever happen…
I love the cover for this book. It really suits the book. I like all the doodles on the models face, and the colours nice.
I don’t know what to say about it…
I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did. I don’t normally read books like this, I normally read fantasy and sci fi… But once I got round to reading it I got swallowed. I know I know, stop saying that! But seriously, I normally only review books that I really like… It’s so silly I was giggling to myself about Harriet’s antics. And praying for Harriet that it would all turn out ok in the end.
I would so like to learn more about the individual characters, but I guess since Harriet doesn’t really pay attention it’s probably right that I don’t…
I definitely recommend this book. It’s really funny, and such a good read 🙂
I give this book 9/10 For enjoyment value 🙂