Geek Girl : Picture Perfect by Holly Smale

Harriet Manners knows that:
  • New York is the most popular city in the United States.
  • Its official motto is ‘Ever Upward’.
  • 27% of Americans believe we never landed on the moon.
But she has no idea how her family will cope Stateside. Or how to ‘become a brand’ as the models in New York put it. And, even more importantly, what to do when the big romantic gestures aren’t coming from her boyfriend…
Does geek girl go too far this time?

Star Rating
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the other books in the Geek Girl series I was thrilled to discover Holly Smale’s new addition in hardback in my local Tesco. Picture Perfect by Holly Smale sees the return of all our favourite characters including Harriet Manners herself, her best friend Nat, Toby the stalker and, of course, Harriet’s hunky boyfriend Nick. 

In this installment, Harriet Manners sets off for an adventure in New York when her father gets a new job based in the big city. Along with her stepmother Annabel and her baby sister Tabitha, the family set off for what Harriet thinks will be the trip of a lifetime. However, things are not quite as they seem and Harriet  soon realises that she will based an hour and a half away from the bright lights of the city in a boring town called Greenway. From this moment on things start to go downhill… 

This third book in the series by Holly Smale was as good, if not better, than it’s predecessors. Again, it is full of random and unusual facts that compliment the story line perfectly. I loved the New York setting as this is a city I am desperate to visit and enjoy reading about. 

With it’s short chapters, this book is incredibly hard to put down and I found myself racing through it in a day. Once again, Holly Smale has succeeded in creating a thoroughly enjoyable, easy read and I for one cannot wait for the next in the series! 

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