Monday, 6 April 2015


TITLE:  Geek Girl: All That Glitters
AUTHOR:  Holly Smale
PUBLISHER:   HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
RATING:  5/5
SOURCE: Given by publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

PUBLICATION DATE:  26th February 2015



"My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek." The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners has high hopes for the new school year: she's a Sixth Former now, and things are going to be different. But with Nat busy falling in love at college and Toby preoccupied with a Top Secret project, Harriet soon discovers that's not necessarily a good thing...   

I was very excited when the fourth instalment of the Geek Girl series popped up on my NetGalley feed. I adore how Holly Smale can take each book in complete directions- so I am always hanging onto her every word.

Harriet Manners has now started Sixth Form: desperately trying to break her clumsy habits, trying to put the past behind her. She swiftly finds herself flying solo around school; as her two best friends- Nat and Toby, are otherwise occupied. She hasn't been assigned any modelling jobs for a while; and her ex-boyfriend Nick is always on her mind. But, unfortunately for Harriet, life never goes as smoothly as she would like it to...

'All That Glitters,' is the one hundred percent favourite of mine, out of the whole series. Readers get to see Harriet slowly blossom and mature throughout the book: it made me feel like I have grown up with her. Each book is always quite long, so you know you will be laughing, and also empathising with Harriet throughout. Holly Smale has definitely created the every single character carefully and perfectly: appealing to a large age group. Harriet is a great main character, as she expresses who she is: without caring what anyone thinks. This teenage mindset is fantastic, and hopefully it should be starting to become predominant in young adult novels.  Girls as young as eleven would enjoy any Geek Girl book, (especially 'All That Glitters',) drawing you in with ease- a fantastic book for an adolescent about to embark on their YA journey.

Smale writes with such passion and flair- making this book another enjoyable read. She drifts new characters in: but also keeping and developing the original characters. I rate, 'All That Glitters,' 5/5 hoots; as it doesn't lack in humour or originality!



  1. I love the Geek Girl series and this one looks fantastic. It is a quick calming read, brilliant review!
    Naomi @The Perks Of Being A Bookworm

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I have left a comment on your blog post, thank you! :)


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