Author(s): Holly Smale
"My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek." MODEL MISFIT is the sequel to award-winning No. 1 UK debut GEEK GIRL. Harriet Manners knows a lot of facts. She knows that humans have 70,000 thoughts per day. She knows that Geek + Model = a whole new set of graffiti on your belongings. And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this. But Harriet doesn't know where she's going to fit in once the new baby arrives. And with her summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get away. Can Harriet cope with the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmother's 'chaperoning'. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes? Will geek girl find her place on the other side of the world? The sequel to the award-winning debut GEEK GIRL.
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2013
PRAISE FOR GEEK GIRL: "Loved GEEK GIRL. Wise, funny and true, with a proper nerd heroine you're laughing with as much as at. Almost." James Henry, writer of Smack the Pony and Green Wing "A feel-good satisfying gem that will have teens smiling from cover to cover, and walking a little taller after reading" - Books for Keeps "I would highly recommend Geek Girl to anyone who likes a good laugh and enjoys a one-of-a-kind story." Mia,Guardian Children's Books website
Holly Smale is a debut author. Clumsy, a bit geeky and somewhat shy, she spent the majority of her teenage years hiding in the changing room toilets. She was unexpectedly spotted by a top London modelling agency at the age of fifteen and spent the following two years falling over on catwalks, going bright red and breaking things she couldn't afford to replace. By the time Holly had graduated from Bristol University with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare she had given up modelling and set herself on the path to becoming a writer. Holly is now a fully fledged author and blogger.