Holly Smale

Holly Smale

  • 5 stars across 16 books

 Holly Smale is the author of Geek Girl, Model Misfit and Picture Perfect. She was unexpectedly spotted by a top London modelling agency at the age of fifteen and spent the following two years falling over on catwalks, going bright red and breaking things she couldn't afford to replace. By the time Holly had graduated from Bristol University with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare she had given up modelling and set herself on the path to becoming a writer.


 Geek Girl was the no. 1 bestselling young adult fiction title in the UK in 2013. It was shortlisted for several major awards including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Branford Boase award, nominated for the Queen of Teen award and won the teen and young adult category of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the 11-14 category of the Leeds Book Award.



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28th February 2013

Geek Girl

Now a major Netflix series! “My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek.” H... MoreGeek Girl

(27 reviews) Review
23rd July 2020

Far From Perfect

The second sensational book in the Valentines series – a hilarious and heart-aching story about the impossible standards... MoreFar From Perfect

(15 reviews) Review
7th February 2019

Happy Girl Lucky

Introducing The Valentines – Happy Girl Lucky, the first book in the hilarious new romantic-comedy series by Holly Smale... MoreHappy Girl Lucky

(11 reviews) Review
13th May 2021

Love Me Not

The stunning conclusion to the mega fame-busting 11-13 trilogy from the multi-million bestselling author of GEEK GIRL. ... MoreLove Me Not

(11 reviews) Review
26th September 2013

Model Misfit

“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.” MODEL MISFIT is the sequel to award-winning No. 1 UK debu... MoreModel Misfit

(8 reviews) Review
27th August 2015

All That Glitters

“My name is Harriet Manners, and I have always been a geek.” The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL se... MoreAll That Glitters

(6 reviews) Review
1st January 2015

Picture Perfect

“My name is Harriet Manners, and I’ll always be a geek.” It’s the hilarious third book in the bestselling awar... MorePicture Perfect

(5 reviews) Review
5th November 2015

All Wrapped Up

All I want for Christmas is...a new GEEK GIRL story! Harriet Manners knows a lot about Christmas. She knows that every y... MoreAll Wrapped Up

(4 reviews) Review
28th July 2016

Head Over Heels

“My name is Harriet Manners, and I will always be a geek.” The fifth book in the bestselling, award-winning GE... MoreHead Over Heels

(3 reviews) Review
9th March 2017

Forever Geek

My name is Harriet Manners and I’ll be a geek forever… The FINAL book in the bestselling, award-winning GEEK G... MoreForever Geek

(1 review) Review
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