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All Wrapped Up

(Geek Girl #1.5)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  1,458 ratings  ·  148 reviews
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, becaus
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published November 5th 2015 by HarperCollins Children's Books (first published November 1st 2015)
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#1 Geek Girl - ★★★★
#1.5 Geek Girl: All Wrapped Up - ★★★★

Geek Girl: All Wrapped Up is a Christmas special and a spin-off from the Geek Girl Series, written by Holly Smale. It is cute and full of Christmas spirit and I only have one regret - I wish I read it in December.

In this book, we follow the lovely and geeky Harriet again. She is stressed about her first date, but her friends come to the rescue. They have an action plan on how to make thi
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Now, Harriet Manner's is utter perfection - even though she isn't perfect. She's the geeky inner self that most teenagers, *cough*me*cough*, try to hide, and she's not afraid to let everyone know she's a geek. In this novella, she's excited for two very special reasons: firstly, it's days until Christmas and school has broken up for the holiday's; secondly, she's just had her first kiss ever, and it was with the swoony Lion Boy of all people. If you know me, and have read my review of book 4, Al ...more
Chelsey Ellice
I definitely liked this one better than the first Geek Girl. I also learnt new facts about Christmas... Harriet is very smart. I loved how Harriet thought Nick hadn't called or messaged her when it just turned out he had the wrong number and had organised plans with someone unknown. There date was so awkward at the start but ended up that they felt comfortable around each other and had fun.. that's what you want.
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Why am I starting this book series so late?!? Have I been living under a rock?!!

I love love love it so much <3
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ukya
Really put me in the Christmassy mood! I love anything to do with the Geek Girl series, so when Holly Smale throws cute little tidbits at her readers like this, I get unbelievably excited. Harriet and Nick's romance has developed so much in my mind after reading this short story, I can't wait for 'Head Over Heels'!
Donna {Book Passion For Life}
All Wrapped Up is the perfect holiday novella to get you in the festive mood and it's also an added bonus for all of the Geek Girl fans!

Could we love Harriet and Nick any more? Well this special novella gives some special insight to the their first ever date along with their first kiss. I did wonder why we missed it in between Geek Girl ending and Model Misfit starting but this was a fab way to flash back in time, but also if you're all up to date with the series and are Team Lion Boy then this
Nov 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ukya
Some light pre-christmas fun! Nick and Harriet are just goals <3 ...more
Aug 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
This was such a lovely and enjoyable quick read in-between more thicker books. This Christmas story was really cute and it was fun to read about Harriet being in charge for once.
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Such a thrill. Finished this in an hour. I wish there were more of Harriet!

Full review:

All Wrapped Up was a little tasty appetiser for me. It’s to whet my appetite for the fifth Geek Girl book, Head Over Heels which will be out later this year. I really enjoyed it but I was gutted when I finished it. I took less than an hour to finish All Wrapped Up because it is a short and sweet story but I wished it were longer. BECAUSE I CAN NEVER GET ENOUGH OF HARRIE
Katie (Kitkatscanread)
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As always I love love love any book Holly Smale writes, so it's no surprise why I enjoyed this book.
Full of everything you need with laughter.
Really liked this one and can't wait for the next
Jan 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, poc-rep
Um so I don't feel like wasting energy on a review for a novella , so without further ado, here are my 2 lines regarding this story:

similarly to the first book: it was cute. it was fun. it was a fast read. the MC still seems a bit unrealistic in her portrayal. the romance was adorable. I still think I would have enjoyed this so much more though if I read this at the age of 15.

also, I thought this would be necessary for me to read in order to understand the next book, despite it being merely a n
I love Harriet. Such a cute, sweet and quick story.
Our Geek Girl is back! This time we have got Christmas + First Dates. <3

This book is just the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirits. Though Christmas is still a month away, and here we still have one holiday before that (Sinterklaas), I was delighted with all the Christmassy stuff happening in this book. Trees! Decorations! Songs! Horrendous Christmas Sweaters! Presents! Santa! Bad Jokes! And so so much more, I was just delighted, though Christmas is apparently yet another thing that Har
Kate (infinitelynovel)
Oh, how I love Holly Smale's Geek Girl series! This winter special was utterly adorable and has truly put me in the mood for Christmas. Harriet Manners never fails to make me smile with her geeky insights, obsession with dinosaurs and awkward moments. Read this in one go as I just couldn't put it down (it was so cute). Hooray for Harriet (and Nick, and Toby, and everybody else)!
This was really cute and now I'm kind of intrigued to dive into the rest of the series.

All Wrapped Up definitely got me into the holiday vibes. Even though it's June.. Christmas is forever in my heart. I love winter so much that if I could live in a winter globe - I wouldn't be mad one bit. In it, you will meet Harriet and she is freaking excited. Why? Well, Christmas is basically around the corner and she is absolutely ready for it all. It also doesn't help that she just got her very first kiss
Elizabeth Emily Browne
I loved this book, it was just so adorable. I loved reading about Harriets first date and how when she’s anxious she rambles non stop facts until either someone stops her or it has the desired effect.

I also love Nicks nature and how he treats her. Like the facts that he took her ice skating so that he could be the hero and it turns out it’s not as easy as it looks and he can’t actually skate whereas Harriet can so she helps him. It feels like it puts them on a level playing field.

I also love
Kirsty Stanley
Short, sweet, romantic in a geeky way. Loved it.
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute and short. I just love Harriet!
Jun 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I’m a huuuuuge lover of Britain, the British people, the language, everything. Reading books by British authors is waaaaay more fun than books by American author. They just have different references that make it so much more charming.

“I’m struggling with the real wand request, so if you’ve got any lying around please feel free to send one over. A good one made out of unicorn hair or phoenix feather, please. We don’t need any dragon heartstrings in this house.”

Things that Harriet Manners loves:
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-books-read
It was great. I was a quick read as well. Read this book in a day. Not even that probably 3-4 hours. I loved reading the end part and taking all the quizzes there was at the end of the book. Thank you holly smile for creating such a great book all I have left now are the other novellas, then I have finished the whole entire series. Love to read more. Thank you.
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was funny. I liked it a lot.
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Book #4 of Booketubeathon 2018
Challenge completed: Read a book with green on the cover

Pretty great fun!
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
Wow, this was such a quick read haha. I loved it so much and I love Harriets quirky sense of humour. Overall I loved it, a 4/5 stars from me, happy reading loves xxx
Millie Hodgson
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous just as all her books are.
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
funny and good ending
Fabulous Book Fiend
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review: I was so excited when I found out that there was going to be a Geek Girl Christmas special. Many of the pupils that I teach were also insanely excited when they found out there was going to be a Geek Girl Christmas special and it being Christmas as well there was so much excitement surrounding this book! I was bought the beautiful hardback edition and I read it with my pupils over 4 lunchtimes at school, taking it turns to read aloud and laughing and awwing together!

You can tell just fr
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was very excited to receive All Wrapped Up as a review copy last week and it didn't take long for it to creep to the top of my TBR.

This book is essentially two short stories bound up to look like a full sized novel. The publisher has even printed the words in the book slightly bigger to make it take up more space. Not a problem at all if you love the series but I can see some feeling a little cheated by it in that regard because of the RRP of £9.99.

That aside as a fan for the Geek Girl I very
Charlotte Burns
Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a really quick and Christmassy read, full of the joys of Christmas time from bad dad jokes to decorations and ice-skating. I enjoyed the festivity of it but did find it strange to be reading when it's summer here. There isn't the same emphasis on decorating here, or at least not where I've been and it did make me pine a little for my own Christmas decorations and my real tree.

I have never read the Geek Girl books so I didn't know what to expect. I didn't love this book, it was a fun rea
Jessica G
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!
Like everything else written by Holly Smale, this was really good!
The one thing that was a little bit annoying was how this was the extra story #1.5, whereas the actual series is now up to book 5 - this means that unless you recently finished reading the first book, this novella was ever so slightly confusing. I'm not trying to complain though because any extra Geek Girl story is welcome anytime in my house.
I missed Nick too, so it was nice to see Lion Boy again! Kind of curious about
What a great Christmas read. Harriet is my favourite geek by far and I love reading all her random facts that she shares throughout the pages, like her most romantic Christmas fact about the kidding couple. So cute. What a great addition to my obsessive love for Christmas books.
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Holly is the Number One bestselling, multi-award winning author of the GEEK GIRL series.

She fell in love with writing at five years old, when she realised that books didn't grow on trees like apples. A passion for travel, adventure and wearing no shoes has since led her all over the world: she has visited 27 countries, spent two years working as an English teacher in Japan, volunteered in Nepal,

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