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Geek Girl series by Holly Smale

 

Book Summary

If Bridget Jones were a mathematical genius with control-freak tendencies, you might mistake her for Harriet Manners. She spouts obscure facts like nobody else can, and is desperately seeking kindred spirits. Through a sequence of accidents, Harriet is offered a modeling contract, and although she has very little interest in fashion or her own appearance, she accepts. Can Harriet find a way to be herself in the middle of a competitive fashion jungle?

 
Geek Girl book cover
Geek Girl

Book Review

Although this book will probably not change the way you look at the world, it provides some delightfully charming laughs and, potentially, awkward moments of recognition.


Class Structure Recommendation: Independent Reading

 
Geek Girl: Picture Perfect book cover
Picture Perfect
Geek Girl: Head Over Heels book cover
Head Over Heels
 
Geek Girl: Model Misfit book cover
Model Misfit
Geek Girl: All That Glitters book cover
All That Glitters

Topics and Themes for this book:

 
  • Identity
  • Family Relationships
  • Risk-Taking vs. Conformity
 
  • Academically advanced students
  • High School Peer Relationships
  • Insecurity / Self-Confidence

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.


**Questions coming soon**

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