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Holly Smale

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December 07, 1981




Roald Dahl; Sue Townsend; LM Montgomery; Enid Blyton.

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October 2012


Holly is the Number One bestselling, multi-award winning author of the GEEK GIRL series.

She fell in love with writing at five years old, when she realised that books didn't grow on trees like apples. A passion for travel, adventure and wearing no shoes has since led her all over the world: she has visited 27 countries, spent two years working as an English teacher in Japan, volunteered in Nepal, been bartered for in Jamaica and had a number of ear-plugs stolen in Australia, Indonesia and India.

Holly has a BA in English Literature, an MA in Shakespeare, and currently lives in London or at @holsmale.

The GEEK GIRL series has been an internationally bestselling no1. smash-hit. It won the Waterstones Teen Prize of the Year and the Leeds book a

Thank you

GEEK GIRL has just been announced as the Number One biggest selling teen book in the UK last year. So incredibly humbled - thanks to everyone who has bought and enjoyed it.

Writing only makes sense with readers, and you have all been amazing. xxx
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“Atticus said to Jem one day, "I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird." That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. "Your father’s right," she said. "Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
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“Nobody hopped into a wardrobe to find Narnia; they hopped in, thinking it was just a wardrobe. They didn't climb up the Faraway Tree, knowing it was a Faraway Tree; they thought it was just a really big tree. Harry Potter thought he was a normal boy; Mary Poppins was supposed to be a regular nanny. It's the first and only rule. Magic comes when you're not looking for it.”
Holly Smale, Geek Girl

“I didn't need to transform after all.
My name is Harriet Manners and I am a geek.
And maybe that's not so bad after all.”
Holly Smale, Geek Girl

“1. You left a multipack of Mars Bars on top of your wardrobe. Can I have one? Dad x

2. I had three. Hope that's OK. Dad x

3. I'm just going to have one more. Dad x

4. Harriet, your Dad's made himself sick on an entire multipack of Mars Bars again. Please don't leave sweets where we can find them. A x”
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If you had to choose to have another series have a website like the old Pottermore, which series would you choose?

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Lord of the Rings J.R.R Tolkien
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Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
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Divergent Veronica Roth
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  23 votes, 4.3%

Twighlight Stephanie Meyers
  12 votes, 2.3%

Geek Girl Holly Smale
  11 votes, 2.1%


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“Books. Cats. Life is Good.”
Edward Gorey

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“I didn't need to transform after all.
My name is Harriet Manners and I am a geek.
And maybe that's not so bad after all.”
Holly Smale, Geek Girl

“Anne laughed.

"I don't want sunbursts or marble halls, I just want you.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island
tags: love

“Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it.”
Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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message 2: by Holly

Holly Smale Thank you very much! :) xx

Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thank you for accepting my friend request :)
I'm sure 'Geek Girl' is going to be a hit!

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