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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

    "My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek." Harriet Manners knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each e... More

    (19 reviews)
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    23rd July 2020

    Far From Perfect

    The second sensational book in the Valentines series - a hilarious and heart-aching story about the impossible standards... More

    (13 reviews)
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    7th February 2019

    Happy Girl Lucky

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

    (9 reviews)
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    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.... More

    (9 reviews)
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    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 U... More

    (6 reviews)
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    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 G... More

    (4 reviews)
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    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... More

    (4 reviews)
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    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 bestsellin... More

    (3 reviews)
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    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-winn... More

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    9th March 2017

    Forever Geek

    My name is Harriet Manners and I'll be a geek forever... The FINAL book in the bestselling, award-winnin... More

    (1 review)
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