As of writing this review, the book is still on sale on Amazon for $1.99. So anyone interested, can check it out without spending a huge amount of money.
Harriet Manners is a geek. If she wasn’t already painfully aware of the fact, and her less than stellar social status among her fellow teens, someone helpfully wrote the word in big red letters on her satchel. She does have a very good friend, and the ardent admiration of Toby, the only kid in school geekier and more socially inept than she is. When Harriet is spotted by a modelling agency, she is confused and conflicted. Becoming a model has been the dream of her best friend Nat for practically forever, so it feels wrong for Harriet to suddenly steal said dream. On the other hand, becoming a fashion model might give her a chance to reinvent herself and show to the kids in school that she’s more than some unpopular dork.
Of course, being a supermodel isn’t all that easy, especially not for someone completely unfamiliar with make-up or walking in heels. It quickly turns out that fashion models are even more vicious and back-stabbing than the teenagers in school (quelle surprise!) and virtual nobody Harriet coming in to become the face of one of the most coveted modelling jobs in the world isn’t going to make her more popular among the competitive women. She also keeps running into Nick, the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen, and already an established model. Considering he’s the male face of the same campaign she’s been hired on, it’s rather awkward when she can barely speak in full sentences around him.
Then there’s keeping track of the lying. Harriet’s step-mother, high-powered attorney Annabel, doesn’t want her to become a model. Nat has always wanted to become a model, how will she feel if Harriet steals that dream away from her? Harriet’s father decides that it may be best to lie to them until Harriet is back from her first modelling gig (in Moscow!), but of course it’s difficult to cover up something that is written about in all the newspapers. They come home to discover that Annabel has packed her things and left them, and Nat no longer wants to speak to Harriet. Left only with the advice of her loyal stalker, Harriet and her dad attempts to get their lives back on track.
That’s the summary out of the way, what did I think of it?