27 September 2013

Model Misfit by Holly Smale

Model Misfit by Holly Smale
Series: Geek Girl #2
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: September 26th 2013
Source: Netgalley

“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?

Yet again, Holly Smale has written an extremely entertaining and hilarious book. Model Misfit was such a fantastic sequel to Geek Girl. I read Geek Girl in June this year and I really enjoyed it, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on the sequel. I think I picked up Model Misfit about a week after I received it from Netgalley. I just had to find out what was in store for Harriet in this one!

Model Misfit didn't disappoint. I found this one just as entertaining and geeky as the first book and I loved it. Harriet is having to deal with the fact that her perfect boyfriend broke up with her; her best friend is away for the summer which effectively ruins her plans and she's also trying to figure out where she'll fit in when the new baby arrives. But then she gets a call from Wilbur about modelling in Tokyo and Harriet couldn't be happier. She feels like she's unwanted in her house and just wants to get away for the summer.

I love Harriet so much. She's such a hilarious character. She's geeky, funny, smart and extremely clumsy. There were times when I was laughing my ass off because of things that Harriet had done. She just makes me laugh so much and she's such a likable character.

Nick was on my bad side at the start of this book (which wasn't really his fault). I couldn't ignore how hilarious he was though. He was still that cocky guy from the first book that I loved. He was still helping Harriet and still made my heart melt. 

Harriet's friends are one of my favourite parts of this series too. Even though Harriet and Nat are like polar opposites, their bond is unbreakable. Nat is so protective of Harriet. And then there's Toby. I adore Toby, and I loved him even more in this book. He's so hilarious and cute.

I loved meeting Harriet's grandmother in this book. She's so eccentric and free! I loved seeing Wilbur again too, he never fails to make me laugh with some of the stuff he comes out with.

So Harriet was in Tokyo for the summer living in a flat with two other models - Poppy and Rin. I never felt much of an attachment to Poppy, but I adored Rin. Her English wasn't perfect so some of the things she came out with made no sense and were hilarious. But she was such a genuinely nice character. Harriet's modelling jobs weren't running as smoothly as the usually do (well, as smooth as they get with Harriet), and she starts to wonder if someone is messing with her on purpose.

The ending of this book was so heartwarming and adorable. I loved every single second of this book and I could probably read about Harriet forever because she's amazing.

Overall, this was a fantastic sequel to Geek Girl. I absolutely love this series. It's hilarious and adorable and definitely one I recommend.


  1. Sounds super cool and fun! I really ought to read Geek Girl soon!
    Great review!

    1. It is! It's such a cute and entertaining series. I definitely recommend it!
      Thanks Pili :)

  2. I'm reading this at the moment and have fallen in love with it. Even better than Geek Girl, which I didn't think was possible.

    Great review, Samantha!

    1. Yay! I thought it was better than Geek Girl too! It was so hilarious!
      Thanks Lucy :)