Review: Sunny Side Up by Holly Smale

27209626Sunny Side Up (Geek Girl #4.5) by Holly Smale
Published by: HarperCollins
Pages: 224
Format: ARC e-book
Rating: ★★★★
Note: We received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

Another Geek Girl book, you say? This is the best news ever! Sunny Side Up is the second Geek Girl special, and takes place between All That Glitters and Head Over Heels. In the first short story collection, All Wrapped Up, we got to see more of Harriet and Nick’s relationship outside of the modelling world. In this one, however, we jump head first into Harriet’s modelling adventures as she conquers Paris Fashion Week! Here’s everything we loved about Sunny Side Up, and why it’s one of the best short stories around! 

  1. Model Misfit Vibes!

    The second book in the series was our favourite because of a.) the setting and b.) the amount of photoshoots Harriet gets to do that are progressively more stunning and hilarious, in equal measure. Sunny Side Up strikes that balance once again with Harriet partaking in not one, not two, but THREE different modelling jobs! Each outfit Harriet wears sounds amazing, and I have absolutely no idea how Holly Smale comes up with such creative pieces!

  2. The Return of Old Favourites!

    What made Head Over Heels so much fun was the fact that Rin joined Harriet’s crew in England. This time, the familiar face we’re graced with is Kenderall’s, who Harriet first met when she was in the States in Picture Perfect. The models are all such characters and seeing Kenderall there to misinterpret all of Harriet’s mishaps was the most fun ever.

  3. WILBUR!

    What a little panda-muffin this man is. Usually, it’s Harriet’s parents that have the spotlight in my heart, but this time, I really got to appreciate Wilbur for the fabulous modelling guardian he is.

  4. Nick’s Perspective?!

    The second mini story is the tale of how Harriet and Nick met at the clothes show in Birmingham, from Nick’s perspective and it is the most adorable thing EVER. You can totally tell how much he likes Harriet from the very beginning. The way he describes everyone is kind of intimate, like he has the eye of an artist…or a fashion model. His description of Toby, Nat and Harriet meant I could reimagine the characters, and see them in a completely different light. It was also cool to notice how similar Nick and Harriet’s thought processes are. They’re just meant to be!

  5. Hilarity Ensues!

    It wouldn’t be a Geek Girl story after all, if Harriet didn’t fudge up somewhere. Her Paris escapades are ridiculous, but you always know that her mistakes come from a place of innocence. I mean, at least Nat’s fashions got some exposure!

So, if you love Geek Girl as much as we do, this is the perfect addition to the series, and does a lot to shorten the wait for the sixth (and final, sobsob) book!


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