Series: Geek Girl #2
Published on July 21, 2015 by HarperTeen
[This book was given to me by the Publisher but that in no way affected my opinion].
You can make a geek a model, but you can’t make her chic. Hilarity and high fashion await in the sequel to the #1 bestselling UK hit Geek Girl!I read Geek Girl last year and enjoyed it immensely so it was a no-brainer to read this as soon as I could, this series continues to show that when I'm on a slump or/and needing a light read this is the series to go but I did had more troubles with this one than the first. On this volume Harriet is going to Japan to a new campaign, her heart is broken because of Lion boy and also she doesn't seems to get anything right on this trip - of course all of this will get a resolution with a lot of craziness on the way.
Harriet Manners is now an international fashion icon—but at home, she feels even less popular and more awkward than she did before. So when the famous designer Yuka Ito offers her a summer modeling job in Japan, it sounds like the perfect vacation.
She may have to bring along her crazy, free-spirited grandma Bunty, and she may run into Nick, the gorgeous model boyfriend who dumped her two months ago. But no one is going to ruin Harriet’s fabulous Tokyo adventure—unless she accidentally ruins it herself. . . .
Holly Smale’s first novel, Geek Girl, burst onto the scene in the UK as the year’s #1 bestselling YA debut. It was shortlisted for several major awards, and won over readers’ hearts with its fabulous shenanigans and loveably awkward heroine. With all the humor of Louise Rennison’s Confessions of Georgia Nicolson and Meg Cabot’s The Princess Diaries, the Geek Girl series is perfect for any girl who’s ever felt like a geek.
The main plot on this one was even over the top than the first one, it was that kind of thing that you see on a tv show drama from CW (this would totally happen on Gossip Girl) and of course I enjoyed it all the way. Harriet's bad lucky and her ways of always getting herself into confusion made this hilarious, we have a few new characters too that were good additions but at the same time I missed a lot Harriet's family and friends, they were such a great group on the first one.
Other minor pet peeves were the romance, which continues to be not for me and this time around they have a "conflict" that is so not a conflict at all and was one of those problems that could have been solved if they just sit and talked instead of avoiding each other. I could have been okay with that because they are young, but Harriet is continually portrayed him as her savior and that she could only do her job right if he was there to save her and this is not okay. Other was the fact that Harriet supposedly is a major fan of Japan and always wanted to go there, so I mean if she wants so badly to go there she probably would have searched all about it, but still she didn't knew that is a disrespect to enter a tatame with high heels - it just didn't seemed right that a "geek girl" would have let that pass.
Overall it was still a fun read, with less content as the first one for me but still worth it and it managed to me continue to wanting to read the rest of the series. Recommended to fans of the first book and younger reads.