By Holly Smale
"My identify is Harriet Manners, and i'm a geek." Harriet Manners is familiar with cat has 32 muscle mass in every one ear, a "jiffy" lasts 1/100th of a moment, and the common individual laughs 15 instances in keeping with day. She understands that bats continually flip left whilst exiting a cave and that peanuts are one of many elements of dynamite. yet she doesn’t recognize why no one in school turns out to love her. So whilst Harriet is noticed via a most sensible version agent, she grabs the opportunity to reinvent herself. whether it capability stealing her most sensible friend's dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and time and again humiliating herself in entrance of impossibly good-looking version Nick. no matter if it ability mendacity to the folk she loves. Veering from one couture catastrophe to the subsequent with assistance from her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, Harriet starts off to understand that the area of style doesn't appear to like her any longer than the genuine international did. As her outdated lifestyles starts off to collapse, will Harriet be capable to remodel herself prior to she ruins every thing
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