All Wrapped Up
Written by Holly Smale
Part of the Geek Girl Special Series
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November 2015 Book of the Month To borrow one of her dad’s jokes, anyone suffering low ‘elf-esteem’ will be cheered by this special Christmas helping of Harriet Manners. It’s not a novel, but a kind of Geek Girl Christmas cracker, with quizzes and extras including an interview with author Holly Smale and, best of all, a novella-length description of one of the most exciting moments in Harriet’s life, namely her first proper date with gorgeous Nick. This takes place on the Christmas ice-rink in front of the Natural History Museum and despite her habitual self-doubt, turns out to be everything Harriet dreamed of; she wouldn’t change any embarrassing moment of it. You can rely on Holly Smale to provide a fresh, funny and in this case festive take on figuring out who you are, and being proud of it too. ~ Andrea Reece
Elizabeth Clifford, Commissioning Editor of Geek Girl - on why she chose to publish Geek Girl......In February 2013, I first read the immortal line: ‘My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek…’ and I knew I’d found something really special. Funny, fresh and utterly genuine – Holly Smale’s debut, Geek Girl, captures the very essence of being an awkward teenage girl as self-confessed geek, Harriet, accidentally gets model scouted and stumbles her way from school bus to catwalk.
A layered and engaging read with real heart, Geek Girl is much more than a teen fashion story; it explores deeper emotional themes of best friends, romance, bullying and betrayals, and wittily turns transformation myths on their head – all with a smile.
Some of our readers have reviewed the first in this fantastic, prize-winning series, Geek Girl...this is what they thought.
Zoe Crook I couldn't stop reading this book. Yes, people, this is the type of book that will keep you up all night! Don't say you weren't warned! Click here to read the full review
Robin Johansson 14 and Hannah Janman 11. Geek Girl is an amazing book for girls in particular, more of a teenage/issues drama than a child's book. I was so upset when I finished it, I really loved it! ..Click here to read the full review
Meaghan Lagan, 14 I really enjoyed this book because it had a total twist ..Click here to read the full review
Laoise Tabi, 14 It was a very girly book, humorous and clever. Laugh out loud quality.....Click here to read the full review
Kara 11 After reading Geek Girl, I felt proud to be who I am because the book shows that you don't have to be like anyone else, you can just be yourself...Click here to read the full review
Stefanie Tucker, 13 The plot is fresh and I found myself inspired...Click here to read the full review
Alice D'Angelo, 14 From the first page, I loved Harriet Manners and her look on life...Click here to read the full review
Sezen Mehmet, 12 I really enjoyed reading Geek Girl. It was engaging and a fun ride of emotions and laughs....Click here to read the full review
Delilah Acworth, 13 I recommend this book to teenagers everywhere, it is a timeless classic that will be remembered forever, Read it! Click here to read the full review
Eloise Percy-Davis Age: 12 I love the zany and warm-hearted way that Holly Smale writes and I look forward to reading more of her work! Click here to read the full review
Izzy Read Age: 12 Most people can relate to this book, it covers so many aspects of a person’s life; struggling to fit in, finding out who you are and having problems with friendships. Click here to read the full review
Rachel Bourn age 13 - This is the funniest book I’ve read in a long time. Harriet and her best (ONLY) friend Nat are two of the most entertaining characters I have come across ...Click here to read the full review
Mia Cook age 11 - I would highly recommend Geek Girl to anyone who likes a good laugh and enjoys a one-of-a-kind story ... Click here to read the full review
Safiyah Afghan - A perfect book for teenage girls who enjoy these clever books about ordinary teenagers who undergo radical changes, but stay true to themselve ... Click here to read the full review
Carla Mc Guigan age 12 - This novel was a very interesting read and I really enjoyed reading it. I look forward to reading more of Holly Smale’s books ... Click here to read the full review
Emily Clowes, 11 Geek Girl is an amazing book. Harriet and her best friend, Nat are living in a world of fashion. Being clever doesn't always help you through your troubles and Harriet finds this out when she goes through her teen confusions. This book is filled with laughter and tears; it's a bit like being on a roller coaster and ending up at the end of a catwalk every time.
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All Wrapped Up by Holly Smale
All I want for Christmas is...a new GEEK GIRL story! Harriet Manners knows a lot about Christmas. She knows that every year Santa climbs down 91.8 million chimneys. She knows that Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was almost definitely a girl. She knows that the first artificial Christmas trees were made out of goose feathers. But this Christmas is extra special for Harriet, because four days ago she had her First Ever Kiss. Now she just needs to work out what's supposed to happen next...A romantic festive treat from the internationally bestselling award-winning author of the GEEK GIRL series.
Praise for Geek Girl:
'Loved Geek Girl. Wise, funny and true, with a proper nerd heroine you're laughing with as much as at. Almost.' James Henry, writer of Smack the Pony and Green Wing
'A feel-good satisfying gem that will have teens smiling from cover to cover, and walking a little taller after reading' Books for Keeps
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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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