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Model Misfit

(Geek Girl #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  8,381 ratings  ·  711 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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Aj the Ravenous Reader
After my heart has been bruised and battered watching Episodes 3 and 4 of GOT 8 (view spoiler), I seriously needed a light read.

This was the perfect pick. I liked it so much. Even more than the first book. I enjoyed every bit of it. Laughed from the opening sentence till the very last word. I even probably cried a few happy tears too because unexpectedly, it was also very touching. (Hachiko made
(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
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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
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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!
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
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!
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!
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
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
Lisa (lifeinlit)
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
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star, contemporary
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
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Time to resurrect my French and this one will be my First.
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this series and the adorable and awkward protagonist, Miss Manners. I really do.
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.
Chelsey Ellice
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Jeannette Nikolova
Mar 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Review of the entire Geek Girl series available on the WondrousBooks blog.

I'm sorry if I'm making trouble for anyone wanting to read the review, but I've made one review for all three books that are out now and I don't see how I can cut it up so that I'm not repeating myself.
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am enjoying this book series surprisingly a lot <3 Definitely going to continue on! :)
May 09, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Life ... what is life? Very often people do not understand how wonderful that we have the opportunity to live, not to exist. That we have the right to make decisions, rush into the whirlpool with a head in adventure and rejoice every minute living on this planet. All of us have sad, painful, lonely moments. We all want to cry sometimes and get rid of the moments that seem to us an unbearable burden. But in life everything is given to us that we can pass, there is nothing that we can't carry on o
Aug 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I find this book and series cute so far it sometimes has a tendency to get on my last nerve. How many times can one girl be so clumsy or screw up a photo shoot or not ask questions about a photo shoot she's going to be on. Anyone young or old is going to ask basic questions about their job if they are confused about what they are supposed to be doing. I guess that's what frustrates me about this book and character. Don't get me wrong I love the characters and the quirky MC, her stalker who ...more
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adorable, cute, have-tbr
Harriet Manners is definitely someone I could get along with. She's still as clueless and naive as ever, spouting random useless facts that I love reading about. This book is all about heartache over a first breakup and I loved every second of it. Mind you I would have totally punched Nic in the face if I were Harriet.
Oct 31, 2017 rated it liked it
I give this book 3/5 stars. This is because the book is good, but after reading it, it didn't change me or any opinion about something else. I said I would not go on with the series, but as this is an easy book to listen to at work when there are no customers I started the third book. I can pause it and after 30 minutes of customer chaos hit the play button and know exactly where I was and what was going on.
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Full review also posted here on TotalTeenFiction.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This review may contain spoilers from the first Geek Girl book!

So I loved Geek Girl and couldn't wait to start this one! Model Misfit picks up Harriet as she works to balance her new jet set lifestyle with the slightly more down to earth teenage problem of GCSE exams.

This was one of those books that I sneakily started even though I wa
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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,

Other books in the series

Geek Girl (6 books)
  • Geek Girl (Geek Girl, #1)
  • Picture Perfect (Geek Girl, #3)
  • All That Glitters (Geek Girl, #4)
  • Head Over Heels (Geek Girl, #5)
  • Forever Geek (Geek Girl, #6)
“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.” 22 likes
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