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“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 fifteen 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 hijacking her only friend’s dream, attracting the fury 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. But as Harriet veers from one couture disaster to the next, pursued by her over-eager father and an uber-geeky stalker, she begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn’t seem to like her any more than the real world does. Will life in the spotlight turn out just as cold and friendless as geekdom?
Geek Girl (book 1)
February 1st, 2013
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AR book level: 4.5; Middle years plus; 9.0 points