Summary Provided by Goodreads:
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.
Agnes Wilkins is a debutante in 1815 London but she doesn’t real care about hair, and dresses, and getting married. She wants adventure and she wants to see the world. She loves to read, and she loves to learn. Agnes is the complete opposite of what you would think is an 1815 lady, and for this she was an awesome protagonist! I loved that she stuck up for herself and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind to the men in her life.
Agnes and her family are invited to an “unwrapping” (An unwrapping is where the upper class basically buys a mummy and unwraps it, many times finding jewels and other Egyptian artifacts-Who knew they did this??) at Lord Showalter’s estate. When Agnes is asked to be one of the first unwrappers, she finds an artifact and decides to steal it. Turns out that artifact will lead her on the biggest adventure of her life.
Wrapped was a good novel, but I think it is intended more for middle school graders, and for them this novel is perfect. There’s adventure, history, and a little romance. The ending was absolutely perfect! Best ending I could have hoped for!
P.S. I love the cover! The design team did an amazing job with it!
Wrapped will be released on May 24, 2011.