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Head Over Heels

(Geek Girl #5)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  2,649 ratings  ·  184 reviews
“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 ex
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published April 7th 2016 by HarperCollins Children's Books
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And Jasper is a cool guy, as long as he is a friend and not a love interest of Harriet's. Ugh.
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Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, favorites, ukya
Geek Girl is one of my favourite series and I've always heralded 'Model Misfit', the second book, as the best. 'Head Over Heels' is JUST as good. The series is definitely getting better, and I can't believe how much Harriet has grown over the course of five books.
'Head Over Heels' is all about Harriet having a friendship group. It's lovely to see her surrounded by people who care about her, but friendship has its ups and downs and Harriet's struggle to make things perfect is really visible.
Jessica G
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*Proceed with caution - spoilers ahead. ANDDDDDD fangirl drama*

Holy Moley, Guacamole! It being past midnight, might give you a clue of how ridiculously fangirlish this review is going to be. I'm sorry, but I'm not, because it's totally called for! SUGAR COOKIES, THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!
You know how most people admit that when reading books, they hardly ever laugh out loud? Well, I did in this - so many times! I sounded inhuman, I was that happy ;)
I know people have been worried about the new love-
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holly Smale back at it again with the five star reads. Head Over Heels was absolutely everything I wanted from the fifth instalment in the Geek Girl series. It had CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT - finally Harriet is maturing! BUDDING ROMANCE - it seriously couldn't get any better than this. FRIENDSHIP DRAMA - Harriet finally has more friends! BUNTY - enough said. EXOTIC DESTINATIONS - I seriously love how Harriet's modelling has taken her all over the world, because it means we're bombarded with a ton of ...more
Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Friendship, family, modelling, loyalty, humour.

The warm fuzzies just came and smacked my across the head as I finished this book. So many POSSIBILITIES. And I can't wait for the next book, however long that wait may be. I could happily keep reading about Harriet forever.

This was, as always, a super quick read for me. There's something about the Geek Girl books that just sucks me right in, I can't NOT devour them.

Harriet and her family are just the best. In Head Over Heels, Harriet chang
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view.

In Head over Heels, Harriet has accepted that the model life just isn't for her. She's very happy just studying her A Levels, with her new group of friends: Nat, Toby, Jasper, and India. The five of them are the best of friends, and Harriet doesn't need anything to disrupt this. Obviously, something does. She gets a phone call, out of the blue, from Wilbur, who has started his own modelling age
Jan 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: poc-rep, 3-stars
3 stars!

this book was predictable and set up things for the next book that I can already say with certainty I've correctly predicted despite not having started it and Harriet is starting to get really annoying as a character to be quite honest ((view spoiler))

I was going to give this 2.5 stars but the last 20 pages (approximately) with jasper were super cute (I like jasper, okay. he's sarcastic and he scowls
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 c
Samantha Daly
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-read
I absolutely LOVED the next installment to the Geek Girl series! Harriet is hilarious, and I'm completely loving her story. This one is my favourite so far!

Originally at The Secret Life of a Bookworm

Head Over Heels was another fantastic installment in the Geek Girl series. Ever since I read the first book back in 2013, it became one of my favourite series and I'm always dying to get my hand son the next book to see what Harriet is up to next!

Oh how I adore Harriet! She's so funny and awkward, an
Jo Jo Binks (Lily)
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first in the series that I have read, and I have to say I found it a warm hearted and engaging read. With Harriet travelling around the globe, you are never short of interesting and unusual information about the countries she is in, which I really loved. Harriet is blessed with a great family and good friends to anchor her. She experiences romance in her life to up the excitement stakes! More than anything else though, I think Harriet is brimful of personality. An absorbing and enter ...more
Rachel Gilbey
*Stands up straight and says* "
Hi, my name is Rachel, I'm in my thirties, and I am a Geek Girl addict"

Yes I absolutely love this series, and I'm not ashamed to admit it, and Head Over Heels, is no exception, in fact I think they get better and better each book, as the story progresses. As a result I am not the person to tell you if this can be read as a standalone, as frankly it is one of the few series that I feel right at home with the second I start the next book, so can't even work it out
Stacey (prettybooks)
This review is of both Head Over Heels and Sunny Side Up.

Oh, what fun it is to see Harriet Manners again! Every time I pick up a new Geek Girl story, I'm transported to a happy place.

Head Over Heels is the fifth book in the series the perfect mix of modelling and the equally as eventful world of Harriet Manners. Team JINTH (Jasper, India, Nat, Toby and Harriet) have it down: they frequently meet at their favourite coffee shop (and have allocated seats) and have pre-planned sleepovers (Harriet ha
Lea (drumsofautumn)
I absolutely LOVED this one, it is definitely my favourite in the series so far. The character development that Harriet went through in the last four books was SO BEAUTIFULLY PORTRAYED in this one.. and still Harriet never feels out of character.
This was also by far my favourite modeling adventure. I will never get these pictures out of my head cause I could imagine the situations so vividly. Just absolutely beautiful. I am just so happy and fille
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Manners, you star!

Full review:

One of the things that made me like Harriet is that she’s so relatable and awkward that sometimes I do feel for her, when I’m not too busy laughing as I read. In Head Over Heels, I realised how far Harriet has come since she was discovered as a model under a table and now, she’s grown so much and it’s given me an extreme sense of nostalgia for this geek girl.
rachel ☾
God, I love this series so damn much. There better be another book. I'm not ready to say goodbye to these characters yet. ...more
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
This book is everything what i need. It's good to know that there is a person who is as clumsy as me. ...more
Donna {Book Passion For Life}
I’ve been trying to write this review on Head Over Heels since I first read it in April but for some reason I’ve really struggled to find the words. I’ve sat down a few times and I’m still mixed with different feelings. Even now as I write this review I’m still not 100% sure on how I feel so bear with me. I adore Harriet. I adore the series and I’m always so eager to get the next book and start it straight away and Head Over Heels was no different. However, I couldn’t help but feel a little disa ...more
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I find it really hard to review books which are several in in a series. I can never gauge what to say which isn't going to spoil the book but also be helpful.

Therefore I'll say this. Head over Heels was another fun Harriet story which I really enjoyed. She's as quirky as always but you can see that she's finally starting to grow up a bit in this book which I enjoyed seeing. I'm really looking forward to seeing what this will mean for the next books in the series.

If you love the series you'll ado
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I seriously cannot get over how much Harriet has grown as a person over the course of this series. She feels so very real; I've never experienced a character come to life like this before. Oh, and the fashion shoots are super amazing too, obviously. ...more
Kirsty Stanley
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love re-entering Harriet's world and really enjoy seeing all the unreliable threads come
together. It's great fun being ahead of her.
Marie the Librarian
Geek girl is such a pick-me-up series! Its funny, geeky, charming and adorable and Harriet is a precious pumpkin controlfreak! I love it!
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
*I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a review*

I adore reading Harriet's stories. They are always full of random knowledge, awkward yet endearing situations and things that make me giggle out loud despite being a lot older than the intended audience.

Harriet is always well intentioned, if not a little self absorbed, fairly typical for a teenager really. This carries on into the 5th instalment of her story. After visits to Japan, Russia, Marrakesh and America I was intrigued to see
Natalie TBGWP
Mar 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
And she’s back again with her never-ending knowledge, beauty, lists and meddling/modelling? Come on this is Harriet Manners we’re talking about here, I’m so allowed to not know what one to put anymore.

For me, unfortunately, Head Over Heels is my least favourite book out of the Geek Girl series so far. I’m not saying it’s not good or anything because it actually really is, I enjoyed it a lot. My star rating proves all that. It’s just that, well, I actually can’t really tell you why I didn’t like
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads
I'd forgotten how great these books were and I ended up finishing this in a day. I loved the writing style, the short chapters and enjoyed the plot of this novel.

Harriet did get irritating at times and I actually found Annabel to be a constant source of annoyance. I was getting quite tired of her constantly dumping all the responsibilities on Harriet to go off and do things that I didn't consider to be important at all.

I also hated the introduction of the love triangle at the very end of the b
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have always been a fan of the Geek Girl books and usually read them as soon as they came out, this one has been on my shelf for quite a few months but I never had time to pick it up. However last week I was going out somewhere and I knew I would be sitting around waiting for a while so I popped this in my bag to help me pass the time. I knew I needed a light easy read that wouldn't take me too long to get through and this seemed to be the perfect choice.

Harriet is the ultimate Geek, she knows
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Apr 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Something I have wrong with this book after reading the final is where did India go?
The whole last book was building it up as Harriet making friends but then in this one she just leaves and doesn't really say why and I found the reason really sketchy!!
This is more of a question than a review because I really liked the charachter and i want to know what happened to her!?!?!
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good book, tbh I hope she stays friends with jasper and go back to nick since she is going to Australia in the 6th book and all... SPOILER ALERT 😹
Lucy Walters
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Always gold! This was the most stressful of the series but had some important lessons about friendship that are applicable at any age.
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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)
  • Model Misfit (Geek Girl, #2)
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