Thursday, 14 August 2014
Review: OMG! I'm in Love with a Geek! by Rae Earl
Publisher: Walker Books
Format: Paperback / eBook
Released: June 5th, 2014
This is the year Hattie wants to find real FULL-ON love. No more McFitties, but real, long-term love. And she thinks she knows who with. His mum may still call him Goosey Woosey and he might have an unnatural interest in doing well in his exams, but Goose could actually be THE ONE! But how can Hattie make him realize this, when he seems more interested in his gecko? And there's the other matter of her dad, who seems to be more interested in saving the planet than in his new-found daughter. And there's also Gran, who has a new iPad and a dangerous obsession with Twitter. What's a girl to do?
Hattie Moore is back for a second helping in OMG! I'm in Love with a Geek!, the very funny, very mad sequel to OMG! Is This Actually My Life? It's just as crackers as the first book, Hattie is as entertaining as ever and it's the perfect antidote to anyone still mourning the loss of my teen heroine Georgia Nicolson. Did I also mention that author Rae Earl is hilarious? No? Well, she is!
OMG! I'm in Love with a Geek! picks up where the first book left off, with Hattie still in emotional turmoil about several different things that could and will ruin her young life. This year her goals are to find full-on, long-term love and to get to know her real dad, Keith. Nothing too taxing then, eh Hattie?! What could possibly go wrong?
I've come to learn that nothing ever goes to plan where Hattie Moore is concerned. She has the best ideas and the best intentions, but still she finds herself in embarrassing, difficult situations. Especially where boys are concerned. There's an eternal question about boys and what they really think, and even Hattie can't crack the code. She tries though, which is all that matters! Who knew boys called Goose could be so hard to fathom?!
I really like this series and mad Hattie. It's funny (I laughed out loud a few times), easy to read and sometimes quite stupid - just what every teenager could do with reading after the stresses of school and dreaded exams. I hope Rae Earl has more Hattie books planned and I hope they'll continue to fill my Georgia void - they're big shoes to fill but Hattie is doing a cracking job so far. More, please!