Whether you have been with Harriet Manners since the very beginning, or this festive special will be your first experience of her boggling brains and big heart, ‘All Wrapped Up’ is for all of you who want a cosy, cute read to warm up those long December nights.
‘All Wrapped Up’ follows Harriet on her first ever date – including her navigation of the official Rules of Dating, hilariously poor conversation skills, and an unfortunate run in with Toby (dressed in a musical Christmas jumper, of course). This might be enough to get you feeling all warm and fuzzy, but to really get your chest glowing, Smale ties it all up with twinkly fairy lights and tinsel. Really, it’s the perfect recipe for cosy night-in reading.
Aside from being adorable, Holly Smale writes ‘All Wrapped Up’ with the characteristic ‘Geek Girl’ humour and charm, which will have you grinning from start to finish. Plus, Harriet’s long list of Christmas facts intertwined throughout the narrative may leave you genuinely impressed – or at least feeling a little more festive. And nerdy. Very, very nerdy.
More over, even though this is a book about boys, first dates, and the terrors that come with both, Smale’s unflinching feminist stance is obvious throughout, and a real highlight. Sweet and light as ‘All Wrapped Up’ may be, it still does not compromise on what’s important.
So essentially, this festive Geek Girl edition is fun, innocent and best read from the comfort of a duvet cocoon, with a hot drink of your choice. Do not make any other plans – you won’t be going anywhere until this short-and-sweet book is complete and hugged to your chest.
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