Forever Geek (Geek Girl #6)

January 21, 2018

Author: Holly Smale

Genre: UKYA, Contemporary, Humour

Blurb: Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is.

  • Modelling isn't a sure-fire route to popularity. Neither is making endless lists.
  • The people you love don't expect you to transform into someone else.
  • Statistically you are more likely to not meet your Australian ex-boyfriend in Australia than bump into him there
So on the trip of a lifetime Down Under, Harriet's to-do lists are gone and it's Nat's time to shine! Yet with nearly-not-quite-boyfriend Jasper back home, Harriet is completely unprepared to see supermodel ex Nick. Is the fashion world about to turn ugly for GEEK GIRL?

It's time for Harriet to face the future.
 Time to work out where her heart lies.
 To learn how to let go...

I cannot believe it's actually over. Okay, maybe I can. But still.

Team JINTH is now Team JRNTH ever since India left the friendship group and Rin came to stay in England.

As Harriet heads for her next fashion adventure in Australia, she's still annoying but in a very adorkable way.

I wonder if the aussie slang Harriet got from her book was legit xD

"G'day, Sydney!" My best friend yells jubilantly at the sunlit streets. "Aren't you a little ripper?"
 "Strewth," I shout, laughing. "Sydney, you are a bonzer." 

"Reckon!" Nat bellows, black hair streaming behind her. 

"Deffo!" I roar.

Harriet inevitably bumps into Nick and along the way are many surprises, tears and laughter.

And that plot twist! That plot twist.

"I want to go back to being friends," I say quietly. "I'm sorry, Jasper, but this isn't going to work. And if we try, we're going to lose our friendship too. I don't want that to happen."


I had a feeling that they didn't really match but dang. And Jasper just agreed. Wow. The most friendly break up ever.

The way Holly Smale wrapped up the entire book in such a perfectly bittersweet way proves that I made no mistake in picking up this series (even though I read the second book first. Still have no regrets about that). 

Even if for some strange reason, Holly Smale is no longer one of my favourite authors, Geek Girl will always have a special place in my heart. No matter how hard I try to search, no-one can replicate the quirky writing style of Geek Girl or the eccentric maverick Harriet Manners.

And I appreciate that.

Recommendation: Lovers of contemporary or people who want to give contemporary a try (but read the other five books first, unless you love spoilers).

4.5 stars out of five

Oh how, I've missed this series so much! I hope I can get people to check it out. I believe it will be worth it.

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  1. I've heard of the series but haven't tested them out yet. I'm so glad you loved this last book in the series. Building my confidence! Great review!
    Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review

  2. It's always bittersweet to finish a good series. Maybe I should try to pick this one up sometime!

    1. It really is...

      And I really, really hope you do!

  3. Yesssss! I haven't finished the last book yet, but I'm super excited! Just reading through this is making me really impatient to give the final book a read but I'm still a bit apprehensive about finishing the series - good to know it doesn't disappoint!

    Little Moon Elephant

    1. I hope you like it as much (or even more than I did!)

  4. Hiiii, Grace!!
    So you visited my blog así que aquí estoy devolviéndote la visita. Thanks for following me!! You also have a pretty blog!! Ya te sigo y sin duda me tendrás por acá seguido :3
    No he leído estos libros. Va, hace mucho tiempo empecé a leer el primero pero lo abandoné porque no me gustó.
    GRACIAS POR LA REVIEW!! I really enjoyed it :3
    Un beso! NOS LEEMOS!

    1. Hi Julieta!

      ¡Muchas gracias por tu palabras amables! Y ser honesto, he hizo traducir muchas palabras. Perdón mi español xD

      Thanks again!


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