All That Glitters (Geek Girl, Book 4)

All That Glitters (Geek Girl, Book 4)

All That Glitters (Geek Girl, Book 4)
Holly Smale

HarperCollins

ISBN 9780007574582

"My name is Harriet Manners, and I have always been a geek." The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series. 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?

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All That Glitters, the fourth book in the Geek Girl series, sees Harriet Manners arrive at sixth form college where she hopes to make new friends and to shine academically but invariably, embarrassing social gaffes, lost friendships and other disasters await her. The bestselling books by Holly Smale deliver a funny, sharply perceived look at school life while also exploring ideas around friendship, bullying and what success actually means. In All That Glitters, Harriet is finding it hard to combine her two lives as an unpopular schoolgirl and successful model, and to navigate new friendships while keeping the school gangs at bay. Her ineptness at social mores and blindness to what is going on under her nose are brilliantly portrayed by Smale, keeping the story light while it deals with issues like confidence and bullying. Although this is a continuation of a series, All That Glitters also works as a standalone story; look out for a World Book Day Geek Girl story, Geek Drama. 464 pages / Ages 11+ / Reviewed by ReadingZone.


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