by Jennifer Bradbury
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Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury

Agnes Wilkins is standing in front of an Egyptian mummy, about to make the first cut into the wrappings, about to unlock ancient (and not-so-ancient) history.

Maybe you think this girl is wearing a pith helmet with antique dust swirling around her.

Maybe you think she is a young Egyptologist who has arrived in Cairo on camelback.

Maybe she would like to think that too. Agnes Wilkins dreams of adventures that reach beyond the garden walls, but reality for a seventeen-year-old debutante in 1815 London does not allow for camels—or dust, even. No, Agnes can only see a mummy when she is wearing a new silk gown and standing on the verdant lawns of Lord Showalter’s estate, with chaperones fussing about and strolling sitar players straining to create an exotic “atmosphere” for the first party of the season. An unwrapping.

This is the start of it all, Agnes’s debut season, the pretty girl parade that offers only ever-shrinking options: home, husband, and high society. It’s also the start of something else, because the mummy Agnes unwraps isn’t just a mummy. It’s a host for a secret that could unravel a new destiny—unleashing mystery, an international intrigue, and possibly a curse in the bargain.

Get wrapped up in the adventure . . . but keep your wits about you, dear Agnes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416990079
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 05/24/2011
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,298,841
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Bradbury is the author of the middle grade novel River Runs Deep and of several critically acclaimed young adult novels: A Moment Comes, Wrapped, and her debut, Shift—which Kirkus Reviews called “fresh, absorbing, compelling” in a starred review. Shift was picked as an ALA and a School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults and is also on numerous state reading lists. A former English teacher and one-day Jeopardy! champ, she lives with her family in Burlington, Washington.

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Wrapped 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to sit down with a good book....pick this one. If you like any kind of historical fiction this is a book for you. Any one would like this. It is about a curious17th century girl ,,,named Agnes, that is whisked off into a fun, puzzling mystery/adventure involving Egypt, aritifacts, and mummies. Join Agnes and solve the amazing mysteries. This book has these genres- historical fiction, mystery, and even a little romance. Perfect for anyones read-needs. Hope this helped.
PercyAndAnnabeth More than 1 year ago
This book is AMAZING!! Agnes and Caedmon are very relatable characters; I loved thier story from the beginning. Agnes is a perfect heroine, and Caedmon is adorably persistent and hard-working. Now all my intrests are wrapped into one book: History, archaeology, romance, mystery, suspense...EVERYTHING!! Buy Wrapped; well worth your time and money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it! The romance and the drama made me turn page after page.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The premise was interesting, but the execution fell flat: the story was utterly predictable, with plot devices so blatantly obvious that it made me wonder why I kept reading. There was enough mystery to make me finish, but I felt rather empty. The characters have no depth whatsoever: Agnes is your typical Mary-Sue who can speak 10 languages fluently at the age of 17 and does everything perfectly while being self-effacing. The romance subplot was thin at best. Ultimately, I found this book to be boring. It is not going to be a book you will reread, so I would suggest borrowing this book if you would like to read it. I am giving this book two stars for good usage of historical events and literature references. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over all i lild the book was a bit predictable bit still it was really cute. As always the rich girl falls for poor boy. The romamce was kinda slow but i dont thimk that was the whole point of the book. Basically its almost all about egyptology and napoleon even though at firsy i didnt know what the heck it was. But i learned. This book was recommended to me so to be a good friend i read it. Wasnt what i was expecting but who gives right? As long as i liked it. So yea if u still skeptical just buy the damn book u'll love it. I think... tracy
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thereaderbee More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading Wrapped. It was definitely not what I expected, after reading the summary. But I was pleasantly surprised that the book was really good. There was a lot of Egyptology involved, and I found it to be quite fascinating. There is a lot of stuff I didn¿t know about Napoleon. I love the main character, Agnes. Although she wants to do what¿s right by her family, be the perfect wife and marry well, she also longs for a life of adventure. She¿s smart and funny, and she loves ¿A Lady¿, (Jane Austen). Of course, she falls for the underdog, Caedmon, who she knows that she cannot be with. Caedmon is smart and handsome, and is trying to pull himself out of poverty by working in the museum. I really liked him. I kept picturing him as James McAvoy, it was a wonderful picture! The book was a bit predictable; I had most of it figured out pretty early on. That didn¿t stop me from enjoying it though. The storyline was very interesting, and very well written. The book has a lot of history in it, as well as some action and a bit of romance. The ending was pretty much left wide open, so I¿m wondering if maybe this will be a series? One can hope. Thank you to Simon & Schuster for allowing me to read this via the Galley Grab!
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BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the character of Agnes. She is so strong and feisty. She is not your average girl in this time of the book. Everything about her is so different that you are drawn to her. She makes the story much more interesting with her fiery attitude. The plot is something I think that could have been played with a lot more. It was good, but at times I got bored with it. I love the whole research of mummies and Egypt. I Love the the searching for secrets, revealing even things that are going on then in the book was a great adventure to go on. I just love it, when I can search along with the characters and gather clue by clue. I loved the way the love interest was played out. I love it when characters fall in love in the mist of the adventures. I love it even more when they madden each other. It makes their love stronger and funny to watch. I like that issues touching their social status back then. They avoided each other because of that, but clearly you can see that they are meant to be. Wrapped is funny, cute, adventurous book. The historical references in it will keep you fascinated till the very end. The characters are engaging and very out there, especially Agnes, you got to love her!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You mean 19th centuary
sticks-and-stones More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok seriosuly this book is SUPER boring....i know wut other reviews say but seiously im only half way through and im bored to tears.....i wanted to save others from making rhe same mistake i did....if u want to read a book like the humger games try the matched series by ally condie i really enjoyed that one
Andrea Reino More than 1 year ago
Uggh......so not worth it......should be free.....
PeculiarPoet More than 1 year ago
This book is a cute quick read. Not one that you will remember for the rest of your life. But sweet and fun for otherwise dull days. Agnes is an enjoyable and loveable heroine. She speaks ten languages and quotes Lady A (Jane Austen). But she didn't inspire me with anything more than a mild liking. Caedman was a little flat and one dimensional. We see that he is passionate about Egypt. The plot was a little weak. The bad guys were bad guys. We weren't given much chance to think about who they might be. The big reveal about who are main villian was... lacking. I found myself not at all surprised and perhaps a little sad. The book is cute but... weak.