Forever Geek is the final book in Holly Smale’s Geek Girl series and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books.
Harriet’s off to Australia and it’s got absolutely nothing to do with Lion Boy. He is out there, but so are millions of other people, what’s the chance of them being in the same place at the same time? Plus, she’s promised Wilbur she’ll do some work whilst she’s out there, that’s the point really. With Nat and Bunty at her side, what can go wrong?
Apparently in Japan you can rent new friends: maybe I should look at how much pocket money I have.
No more Harriet? Waaah! There was a point in the series that I felt it was getting all too samey, and I wondered where it would go, but Holly turned it around. It’s probably the right time to end her journey but I’ll miss her.
As well as having a fantastic and much-deserved holiday with her best friend Nat, Harriet must also work out what she wants in life. Is it modelling and a jet-set career? Has she learned that fashion is more than just clothes? Is Jasper her boyfriend?
I’m slowly beginning to realise how ironic it is that I’m so good at learning lessons inside school, and so terrible at learning any outside it.
Harriet has learned some lessons along the way, even if she doesn’t get it all right all the time. Her heart is in the right place and at least she’s trying to think of others. There’s a typical misunderstanding that I think most readers will see coming but overall a really enjoyable, and immensely sad in one place, ending to a much-loved series.
“I…” Didn’t listen to experts, assumed I knew better, refused to wait, made my own plans, forced myself into a situation I didn’t belong in and created total havoc. “I did a Harriet.”
Forever Geek is published by HarperCollins and will be available in hardback and ebook editions from 9th March. Thanks go to the publisher for providing a copy for review.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain.
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