Geek Girl: All That Glitters

Monday, March 16, 2015

It’s no secret that I think Harriet Manners, aka Geek Girl is the bees knees. The creation of the marvelous Holly Smale is back again for a fourth adventure in Geek Girl: All That Glitters. After four books you might start to think that the series was waning, but no, mon petit coeur, this series is going from strength to strength. 

In book four we see Harriet learning to deal with heartbreak (for those of you yet to read Geek Girl: Picture Perfect, where the hell have you been? Keep up at the back please team!) She’s returned from New York and starting sixth form college and hoping against all the odds that her days of being a lone polar bear with limited friends and the social skills of a soggy turnip are over. 

Wouldn’t life and the job of Holly Smale be so much easier if that was the case? 

Our favorite supermodel is at odds with herself as she attempts to join new social circles and finds herself so far removed from her old self that she starts to doubt the true intentions of her new crowd. This book goes a little bit deeper than the previous stories as Harriet starts to mature and finally find her feet (not always clad in ridiculous heels.) I really don’t want to spoil it for you but I think you’ll be proud of our girl.

I loved All That Glitters not just because Harriet is the perfect blend of accident-prone cringe-athon champion and book smart/socially inept teenage fashionista but also because some of the book takes place in Marrakech, Morocco. Not Monaco. I loved Marrakech when I visited a couple of years back and Holly’s descriptions of the sights and smells took me back to Jamaa el Fna so convincingly that I had to stop myself logging on to…

So there you have it friends, read All that Glitters, this series is shining bright and doesn’t look like it’s going to fade anytime soon.

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