This is a backlog review, meaning I read this either before starting to blog or it got lost somewhere along the hectic journey of blogging.
Harriet Manners knows many things.
She knows that toilet roll was invented by the Chinese in 600 AD.
She knows that a comet’s tail always points away from the sun.
And she knows that the average healthy heart beats 70 times per minute. Even when it’s broken.
But she knows nothing about making new friends at Sixth Form. Or why even her old friends seem to be avoiding her. And she knows even less about being a glittering supermodel success. Which she now is – apparently.
Has Harriet’s time to shine like a star finally arrived, or is she about to crash and burn?
When/Why I Bought It
I’ve always been addicted to the Geek Girl series, and while I was waiting to download this one on Kindle, I found a signed copy when I was on holiday in 2015 so I had to treat myself. Up until that point, I had read the whole series on Kindle.
I think this was the most heartbreaking book of the series so far. It still had it’s funny parts, but it was actually quite sad. It really broke my heart when Harriet discovered that a lot of her ‘friends’ didn’t really care about her.
All of the main characters are lovable and being this far into the series, Harriet felt like a good friend to me. Her story was always close to my heart.
I did prefer the setting of this book since it is in a school and at home rather than Harriet jetting off somewhere as it made it easier to read and relate to.
This was definitely one of the most relatable books altogether, especially with the painfully truthful part about losing friends.
Harriet really started to mature in this one which really helped me love her character even more.
I don’t know why I never read past this point. A few months ago I bought the last two books so I can’t wait to get back to this series!
Genre: General YA
Recommended to: Anyone who has been a teenager
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