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Model Misfit (Geek Girl #2)

4.1  ·  Rating details ·  7,815 Ratings  ·  687 Reviews
“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.”

Harriet knows that modelling won’t transform you. She knows that being as uniquely odd as a polar bear isn’t necessarily a bad thing (even in a rainforest). And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this.

What Harriet doesn’t know is where she’s going to
Paperback, 356 pages
Published September 26th 2013 by HarperCollins Children's Books
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(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“This is my big adventure. I have travelled 6,000 miles and fifteen years to get here. I came to Japan to have the best summer of my life, and I am going to have it.
And no boy is going to ruin it for me.”

This was an enjoyable story, and Harriet did a really good job of messing up time and time again!

Harriet really did mess up in this story, to the point where I wondered ho
Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cute-funny
Αρκετά ωραίο και πολύ ανάλαφρο αλλα τις ατάκες του πρώτου βιβλίου δεν τις είχε!
3,5/5 αστεράκια
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Thank you HarperCollins Australia for sending me this copy. No compensation was given or taken to alter this review.

The Geek Girl series has always been those books that I turn to when I'm feeling down or just lazy in general to work my brain with dark conspiracies and run down worlds. Model Misfit was exactly what I needed--typically fun and drama-filled.

What I love about Holly Smale's debut series is how she always starts her books with something shocking
Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Model, friendship, love, fashion, enemies.

You know when you pick up a book and it's already bed time, but you tell yourself you'll only read a chapter, and then suddenly it's the early hours and you start work in 5 hours?


This is that book.

The one that you cannot put down. The one that you say one more chapter (ha!) then stay up all night reading.

These books are just so much fun, and I wish I'd had a Harriet Manners to read about when I was younger. I would have loved her then, same
Bee (Heart Full of Books)
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, ukya
First read: 23 November 2013
First re-read: 22 January 2016
Second re-read: 4 February 2017

4 FEB: Yes I have read this book two years in a row and I'm considering making this a yearly tradition!

22 JAN: I wanted to re-read more of my favourite books this year, so of course I decided to start with Harriet! Gosh, this book is stuffed full of hilarity and model mayhem. I'm so excited for Head Over Heels to come out this year, and I can't believe how long I've been following this series!
Michelle (Much Loved Books)
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: signed-by-author
I seriously didn't think its possible to love these books any more than I already did, until I received a copy of Model Misfit for review, and before I had even finished the first chapter I realised I was completely wrong, and somehow I found myself loving Harriet and all of her friends even more than I previously did. What I love so much about Harriet is her geekyness that she is not afraid to show, and how it comes out more when she is nervous or when she is modelling, which just cracks me up ...more
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Quiet similar to the first book, this book is a nice mixture of fun and easy to read silliness.

I really enjoyed Harriet in this one since she was not as overly silly but still clearly the girl we meet in the first book, just a bit less over dramatically clumsy.

I enjoyed the additional characters we are getting in this one. All of them where a nice addition in my option so that was great to see, since many authors don't manage to add actual good characters into the second book, but Smale did a
Stacey (prettybooks)
HOW THE SUGAR COOKIES IS IT OCTOBER ALREADY?! I read Geek Girl back in February, which doesn't feel like that long ago, and so I cannot believe that it's nearly 2014. I thought Geek Girl was wonderful, very British and very witty, and I'm happy it appears that the rest of the country thinks so too. It's been everywhere! And it's also being published in the US, which is especially interesting to me as I had wondered how the humour would translate. Because, if it doesn't, you're in for a very st ...more
Feb 25, 2017 rated it liked it
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Chelsea Rockingham
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great quick read, finished it in s few hours and makes me want to visit Japan more than ever!
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
Reseña en el blog:

Harriet Manners es una de las chicas más frikis que existen, tiene en su cabeza un montón de datos que la gente consideraría inútiles y construye diagramas de flujo para planear sus fantásticas vacaciones . De por si no es una chica normal pero, para rematarlo todo, es modelo, una de las modelos más patosas y con más mala suerte de la humanidad, pero modelo al fin y al cabo.

La diferencia de este libro con el primero no es grande realment
Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, ukya
The modelling shoots in this book are actually insane, just on the border between ridiculous and beautiful which is the perfect mix. Nick, once again, proving that he's the best boyfriend in the world, but Toby takes the biscuit for shining star in this one. Loved it, loved it, loved it, even more the third (or fourth?) time round!
Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Ik vond het een vermakelijk boek. Ook al was alles erg voor de hand liggend, een einde zoals deze had ik niet verwacht. Dat was wel fijn eigenlijk. Voor de rest was het geen bijzonder verhaal.
Inah (The Bibliophile Confessions)
This is one of my most anticipated books to read this year and I’m so happy I got the chance to read this early. I started reading this book out in public, while waiting on the queue. Despite the weird looks, people give me because I sometimes laugh to myself while reading this, I still pushed through and read. Of course between being bored to death and amused with my nose buried in a book, I’ll totally choose the latter.

Like the first book, Model Misfit brought hilarity, humor, drama and romanc
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adorei, espero que não demore muito para o 3o em pt!


Uma das coisas que critiquei no 1º livro é a insegurança de Harriet em relação a ela mesma. No 1º livro não se decidia se queria ser modelo ou não e aqui não se decide onde quer estar, pois sente que em lado nenhum não é bem vinda, embora isto seja maioritariamente só coisas da cabeça dela.

Gostei que aqui o livro se passasse em outro país, no Japão. Adorei a introdução das novas personagens e da trama em si. Fartei-me de ri com as trapalhad
Jan 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, poc-rep
3.5 stars!!!

Although the premise didn't change from the first book, and neither did the writing, and neither did the characters who stayed true to their portrayal, I actually ended up enjoying this book more than the first instalment of the series. It was just more engaging.

I loved the descriptions of Tokyo -- Japan being a country I've been dying to visit for years now. And I really enjoyed the introduction of new characters in this one. The shoots were fun to read about, although again, quite
Feb 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Het blijft een heerlijk makkelijk boek om 's nachts te lezen! Slecht teken dat hij weer uit is dus, maar ik heb me er gelukkig wel mee vermaakt. ;)
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Bu kitabı 3 kelime ile özetleyecek olursak; Çok güzel, Çok komik ve Harika.♡
Eva Wildeman
Sep 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bieb
Net als het eerste deel vond ik hem niet super, maar hij leest super snel weg dus voor tussendoor vind ik hem prima.
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, audiobook
“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”

My adoration for Harriet Manners continues in this hilariously-funtastic series! I first fell in love with Harriet in Geek Girl , where her willingness to let her geekiness shine immediately won
rachel • typed truths
4.5 stars - Review copy provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review.

There's rarely a book that can literally make you feel all the feels. As readers, we tend to say it a lot, but how often did we actually feel every single one of those feels? I know when I say it I mean that it made emotional. I probably cried, or laughed until I pissed my pants (not literally, guys). Apart from Harry Potter and maybe The Wolves of Mercy Falls, I don' think I have meant that I truly felt every sin
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this series and the adorable and awkward protagonist, Miss Manners. I really do.
ерія «Geek girl» — це підліткова чік-літ для ботанів, неймовірно кумедна і дотепна. Гламуру і цікавих фактів з різних галузей науки тут приблизно порівну, а до типових підліткових проблем додаються труднощі й інтриги зі світу моделлінгу. Першу книгу з цієї серії я читала в оригіналі, і мені надзвичайно сподобалася й історія, і героїня, і стиль авторки. Тому було цікаво познайомитися з українським перекладом, а видавництво «Book chef» видало уже й другу частину. Отож, погляньмо, що там із нашою к ...more
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heerlijk! ik vloog er weer doorheen!
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, ya
I love Harriet Manners! I mean, how can you not? She's a bit clumsy, a lot insecure, fabulously geeky, and all around awesome! Her adventures never fail to make me grin. And her knowledge of all things random is the BEST. I love how she spouts off all these odd facts to everyone around her. Yet it's not just her intelligence that endears her to me, it's how she learns and grows through the story. She has much to learn about life and much to enjoy at the same time! And she is constantly working h ...more
Nasty Lady MJ
Apr 14, 2015 rated it liked it
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I loved Geek Girl earlier this year, but its sequel….

Um, I think it showed me the flaws that were in Geek Girl that I ignored.

To be fair, Model Misfit wasn’t a total flop. But I did make the cringe face more than a couple of times throughout my read.

Before I get “nasty”, I’d like to say at its core this is not a bad book. It is very enjoyable. It is a feel good book. The sort of book that’s perfect to read in short bursts while you wait for the cable guy to set up t
Lynsey Brennan
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was actually in the middle of a different, fairly mediocre, book when this beauty arrived through my letter box courtesy of Harper Collins. Upon arrival I opened it up intending to read a couple of chapters and found that, four hours later, I had finished the whole thing. I enjoyed Harriet Manners the first time round in Holy Smale's debut 'Geek Girl' however this time I found her adventures to be 'unputdownable.'

Again, I need to point out the amazing front cover that is sure to jump out on t
Jul 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Hope you smashed your final exam. Would love to talk. Thinking of you. Nick x

I was so confused when I started it. There were many questions and blanks that needed to be filled.
It was at the same time better and a bot lacking compared to the first book. The whole leading us to think something that never has been even there was fun and expected from Harriet, but the cliche parts... her clumsiness... I got a bit bored there.

I know I’m going to be OK.
Which means Lion Boy has saved me.
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Time to resurrect my French and this one will be my First.
Chelsey the crazy cat lady
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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,
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“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”
“That's the truth about people with obsessively organised plans: we're not trying to control everything in our lives. We're trying to block out the things we can't.” 21 likes
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