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â€œMy name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek.â€ Harriet Manners knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a jiffy lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. She knows that bats always turn left when exiting a cave and that peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. But she doesnâ€™t know why nobody at school seems to like her. So when Harriet is spotted by a top model agent, she grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her best friend's dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of impossibly handsome model Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves. Veering from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, Harriet begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn't seem to like her any more than the real world did. As her old life starts to fall apart, will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything?
â€œMy name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.â€ MODEL MISFIT is the sequel to award-winning No. 1 UK debut GEEK GIRL. Harriet Manners knows a lot of facts. She knows that humans have 70,000 thoughts per day. She knows that Geek Model a whole new set of graffiti on your belongings. And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this. But Harriet doesnâ€™t know where sheâ€™s going to fit in once the new baby arrives. And with her summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get away. Can Harriet cope with the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmotherâ€™s chaperoningâ€™. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes? Will geek girl find her place on the other side of the world?
â€œMy name is Harriet Manners, and Iâ€™ll always be a geek.â€ Itâ€™s the hilarious third book in the bestselling award-winning GEEK GIRL series! Now in paperback. Harriet Manners knows more facts than most. She knows that New York is the most populous city in the United States. She knows that its official motto is Ever Upwardâ€™. She knows that one in thirty-eight people living in the US lives there. But she knows nothing whatsoever about modelling in the Big Apple and how her family will cope with life stateside. Or becoming a brandâ€™ as the models in New York say. And even more importantly, what to do when the big romantic gestures arenâ€™t coming your way from your boyfriend Does geek girl go too far this time?
All That Glitters
â€œMy name is Harriet Manners, and I have always been a geek.â€ The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners knows many things. She knows that toilet roll was invented by the Chinese in 600 AD. She knows that a cometâ€™s tail always points away from the sun. And she knows that the average healthy heart beats 70 times per minute. Even when itâ€™s broken. But she knows nothing about making new friends at Sixth Form. Or why even her old friends seem to be avoiding her. And she knows even less about being a glittering supermodel success. Which she now is apparently. Has Harrietâ€™s time to shine like a star finally arrived, or is she about to crash and burn?
Head Over Heels
â€œMy name is Harriet Manners, and I will always be a geek.â€ The fifth book in the bestselling, award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is. She knows duck-billed platypuses donâ€™t have stomachs. She knows that fourteen squirrels were once detained as spies. She knows that both chess and snakes and ladders were invented in the same country. And for once, Harriet knows exactly how her life should go. Sheâ€™s got it ALL planned out. So her friends seem less than happy, Harriet is determined to Make Things Happen! If only everyone else would stick to the script But is following the rules going to break hearts for GEEK GIRL?