Saturday, 19 September 2015

GEEK GIRL - ALL THAT GLITTERS - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

Geek Girl - All that glitters

By Holly Smale

 
 
 
This week I found myself reading Geek girl All that glitters. Between feeling poorly and trying to attend school for her CAT's tests Eleesha just hasn't been feeling up to it, so I have delved into the teen world of Harriet Manners for her.  All that glitters in the newest instalment to the hugely popular book series Geek Girl by Holly Smale.
 
 

Holly Smale

 
Holly Smale is a British writer currently writing a 6-book teen fiction series called Geek Girl loosely based around her own personal experiences growing up. Her first published book, Geek Girl, won the 2014 Waterstones children's book prize and she was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013.
 
 
 
 
 

The Blurb

 
Harriet Manner know many facts.
 
* Toilet roll paper was invented by the Chinese in 600AD
 
* A comet's tail always points away from the sun
 
* The average healthy hearts beats 70 times per minute. Even when it's broken.
 
But she know noting about making new friends at sixth form. And even less about being a glittering supermodel success.
Which she now is - apparently...
 
 

All that glitters

 
The story follows Harriet Manners an extremely geeky and not so popular sixteen year old girl starting sixth form and her mission to make new friends. Harriet Manners is full of random facts it's hilarious but also cringe worthy as she blurts them out at the most awkward and inappropriate times. She often makes a complete show of her self like the when she turns up for school a whole day to early and has to convince the teachers that she was there to give them a welcome back present. She makes a checklist of things she should do to be the opposite to her self, be cool and make new friends but she miserably fails when she completely takes over the class quiz and makes ever one dislike her even more. Over night she has become the most popular kid at school with even her arch nemesis Alexa Roberts becoming her friend, kind of. Did her checklist actually work? It takes a while but Harriet realises it's not her dinosaur shaped cookies making her popular it's in fact her modelling posters all over town and the internet. She is famous and popular and has everything she always wanted except Nick the love of her life and her two best friends Toby and Nat. Harriet is decides to host a party to win over her new friends when it all goes horribly wrong when her theme 'Night with the stars' AKA night sky is confused with 'Night with the stars' celebrities!! Harriet literally plunges back into Geekville and reunited with her best friends Nat and toby and a couple new friends India and Jasper. Harriet soon realises it not all about quantity its about quality.


The book is a charming story of almost every teenagers fears if being unpopular and the added extra of being a model and the fact that Harriet is a super geek! The book is funny and super cringe worthy at the same time. You really do feel for her. The story is a pleasure to read and I think any teen/pre teen would love it and feel some what connected to some of Harriet's issues.  




You can get you hands on a copy of  All that glitters here!

 
 

 
 
 

Giveaway

We have also been given the opportunity to giveaway one copy of All that glitters to one lovely reader! You can enter via the Gleam app below. The competition will be open to all GB residents.
 
 

You can find more Giveaways here
 
SuperLucky Blog Giveaway Linky


*We were given a copy of the book for the purpose of this review. Our opinions remain 100% honest.
 

35 comments:

  1. done lots of adult education classes and got some GCSE's at them

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  2. Loads of studying on top of what was needed

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  3. Watched the whole seven series of Star trek voyager back to back in a marathon x

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  4. Pretty much everything I do is geeky!

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  5. I used to be THE geekiest computer kid, before computers got to be cool!

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  6. Gone to a fancy dress party as Sheldon Cooper

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  7. My daughter has read the other books

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  8. Wore some terrible stuff like big plastic flower pendants in my younger years

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  9. Make lists and spreadsheets to analyze everything!

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  10. When I think back having a curly perm, did I look cool or what

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  11. When I think back having a curly perm, did I look cool or what

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  12. BBC computer programs on s Sunday morning with that bloke off That's Life

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  13. I'm really geeky, so it's hard to choose. Pick from being at the top of my class in school, my anime and manga collections, my reading of comic books, watching sci fi shows with my husband, our fantasy novels, my interest in crafting (drawing, cross stitch, knitting, crochet, photography, etc), playing puzzle games, always having a book, puzzle book, or coloring book on me, old school pictures with thick glasses and sometimes braces, watching cartoons and reading kid's books, taking my daughter to the park so I can swing too, previous theater participation (that I really want to get into again), looking forward to watching Doctor Who, and other things I've surely forgotten. I've been a proud geek my entire life.

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  14. books on book case in alphabetical order

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  15. I am always doing geeky things, I stack the mega blocks into colour piles

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  16. I went to the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel dressed as a Klingon (from Star Trek) to do the 3d experience and to get a drink at Quarks bar (from DS9) noone else was dressed up except for the staff lol

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  17. Explained to a rather smirking male exactly what a cam shaft did

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  18. went to a meeting and asked my boss where he got his pen from because it was so pretty

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  19. play chess all the time - but i'm still hopeless

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