Sunday 8 June 2014

Geek Girl 3, Picture Perfect by Holly Smale ~ Review and Giveaway

Geek Girl 3, Picture Perfect is the 3rd book in the series by Holly Smale. It follows on from Geek Girl and Model Misfit, continuing the tales of Harriet Manners - the 'geek girl'. Geek Girl was the UK Children's no.1 debut book of 2013, and winner of the teen category of the Waterstones Children's Books Prize 2014.

Geek Girl 3 Picture Perfect by Holly Smale Review

The 3rd book in the series and I won't spoil it for you, but we see Harriet and her family move to the US. It's a book full of humour and rarely takes itself very seriously.

Aimed especially at young women aged around 11+, my 14 year old daughter has read the 1st book in the series but not the 2nd, and now reading the 3rd book she felt it is not necessary to have read the others first in order to enjoy Picture Perfect, it works on it's own.

Here are the main points from her review -

  • Best for age 13+
  • Lots of big words like 'propitiously' unlike lots of boring teen books
  • Relatable to girls 13-16
  • Funny and upsetting
  • Makes you want to read the whole series
  • Not the same as all of the other 'teen' books and shows you the world from a 'geek' point of view, however still has the enemy, best friend, boyfriend, the love triangle and the parents she feels she hates. 
  • Double thumbs up
  • Ending makes you cry


This book is mainly aimed at pre-teen and teenage girls and we think it hits the mark just right. The language is grown up and doesn't condescend, but the themes are not too mature. My daughter read it in 2 days, and at 400 pages I think that's a good measure of how much she enjoyed it.

Geek Girl 3, Picture Perfect (hardback edition) is published by HarperCollins Children's Books and has an RRP of £12.99. It is currently available on Amazon for £6.00.

I'm delighted to be able to offer a copy of Geek Girl 3, Picture Perfect as a prize for one of my readers. Entry is by Rafflecopter below. The giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday 29th June. UK entries only please. Terms and conditions are shown at the bottom of the Rafflecopter form.

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We were sent our copy of Geek Girl 3, Picture Perfect for review. 


  1. I'd love to be Katniss Evergreen from the Hunger Games Books as she is a strong female who takes no sh*t. Not sure I would actually like to take part in the Hunger Games though!

  2. charlie after he rceived his golden ticket and goes around the chocolate factory

  3. snow white.....cos i could really use a long sleep. lol.

  4. Alice In Wonderland because I'd love to meet the Cheshire Cat and the Mat Hatter :)

  5. Harry Potter as I wouldn't mind casting a few spells and flying on a broom stick!

  6. Elsa from Frozen with her freezing powers would be wonderful!

  7. Charlie from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.

  8. Elizabeth Bennet. She marries Mr Darcy. I need to say no more!

  9. Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones, epic! :)

  10. Probably Hermione Granger - she's awesome x

  11. cheif of police kate burkholder. shes a character from the series of books by linda castillo.

  12. Jo from Little Women

  13. Tinkerbell,cos I think being a fairy would be fun


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