Friday, July 24, 2015

Review: Model Misfit by Holly Smale

Model Misfit
(Geek Girl,#)
by Holly Smale
Young Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.19
Published by: Harper Teen 
Published on: July 21, 2015
Pages: 400

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

“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 fit in once the new baby arrives.

With summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get as far away from home as possible. But nothing can prepare Harriet for the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmother’s ‘chaperoning’. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes.

Because, this time, Harriet knows what a broken heart feels like.

Can geek girl find her place on the other side of the world or is Harriet lost for good?


My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

Why did I decide to turn the pages? It was on edelweiss, and I'd heard good things about the novel. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This is one of those books that you can't help but love. Doesn't matter how ridiculous it was at times or how predictable it was, you still just adore it.

I loved Harriet and Lion Boy and all of the characters. The author did such a great job of writing a humorous, fun book that sucked you in from the first page.

I also liked how this actually was a YA book. It was clean and totally appropriate for young readers. It comes highly recommended.

Things I adored

  • Harriet's nerdiness
  • The comical tone that the book had
  • the characters

Major Strengths: It was a funny, fun book. 

Major Weaknesses: Predictable read. 

So why 4 stars? It stood out from the crowd, so I gave it a four. But it didn't quite stand out enough to get 5 stars. 

Can I read the series out of order? Yes, I did. Things probably make more sense if you don't though. 

Warnings/Side-notes: None.

The Wrap-up: A fun, hilarious read perfect for readers of all ages. 

Love,

Danica Page

6 comments:

  1. Curious about this series. Hoping to try book one at some point this year. :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I recently got Geek Girl on sale and am excited to read that one. But love to hear when other books in a series are good as well - Great review!

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    1. I haven't read the first one,, but I did really enjoy this one. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I just received the audio for this, and I'm super excited to read it. I really enjoyed the first one. :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it. It was excellent.

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