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Allison Avery's cell phone is possessed--literally. Maybe. Growing up between two sisters of blond beauty, fiery and sarcastic Allison is fed up with being invisible. When the devil appears in a dream and offers to trade Allison good looks for her cell phone, she makes the deal. How much damage can a little phone do anyway?

Allison begins to get tons of attention: new friends, a boyfriend, a chance to win a modeling contest. Is it all the devil's work, or is something more mysterious happening?

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2010.
ISBN: 9780060890483
Branch Call Number: 813.6
Characteristics: 282 p. ; 21 cm.


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Aug 17, 2018

As the middle child, Allison was always stuck in between her two seemingly perfect sisters. Since Allison has always felt so plain and ordinary, when given the chance, she sold her phone to the devil in return for looking gorgeous in 7 other people’s eyes. After becoming friends with Roxie and going to the big apple for a modeling gig behind her parents’ backs, Allison needs to deal with the repercussions from her family and friends. This novel depicts a teenage mind so realistically that it is sure to be relatable for readers. Allison is a pretty likable character and undergoes a lot of character development throughout the story. Allison’s rebelling acts were very predictable and cliche, but the deal with the devil really set this novel apart from others. Rating:4/5
- @Iron_Rose of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

FindingJane Sep 12, 2016

“Gorgeous” is a curious sort of novel, combining a faint whiff of the supernatural with the all-too-real world of raging adolescence, a place where misplaced rumor and scandal are just phone clicks away and boredom, frustration and despair are every-day companions. Welcome to high school. Poor Allison Avery is the middle child, neither a brainiac like her perfect older sister Quinn nor a beautiful sweetheart like her younger sister Phoebe. She’s certain that she’s mean spirited (well, she can be), too normal and too bland to be pretty. Then she sells her cell phone to the Devil. Neat twist, huh? This novel grabs you from the first line and doesn’t let go until its hopefully-ever-after ending. The inclusion of the supernatural is at times smirkingly funny, but you have to wonder just how much the Devil is really involved. He’s handsome, suave, probing and slick, just as you’d expect him to be. But you have a sneaking suspicious that a lot of what’s happening to Allison may simply be her own doing rather than the machinations of Nick Scratch. Allison finds herself in one quandary after another due to her ill temper, her initial submission to her two supposed best friends and her entanglement with the spunky girl from the big city…or rather, the Big Apple. She’s becoming someone different and her friends and family wonder what’s going on with her. Sometimes she wonders too. This book keeps you guessing about Allison, the Devil, her friends, family and the ultimate choices she’s going to make. It’s not deep literature (Allison is the typical millennial; when her teacher speaks about Faust and the deal he makes with the Devil, she has only a vague idea of having heard about him somewhere.). But it’s an above-average way to spend a day.

Mar 14, 2015

I enjoyed all three books but I think the "devil" element made this book the odd man out. The series is especially interesting because the sisters describe each other and themselves differently, while retaining their core character traits throughout regardless of whose turn it is to narrate.

Feb 26, 2013

Amazing, book i can't put it down!! I am on ch.17 out of 27 and i dont want it to end. Read it if have not done so!!

tiffyjm12 Aug 21, 2012

This book is fantastic !! Has a great plot and I understood it even tough I didnt read the first book ! Very funny and could not put it down !! ... My new favorite book tied only with " Catching Jordan "
Must read them both !!

Jun 12, 2012

devils can be scary but this book was good and sad also very inspiring to me hope you will also enjoy this incredible book too!!!!!

Jul 27, 2011

a pretty good book slow at parts still a good read though

May 01, 2011

it was okay... Books that feature devils in them are sometimes very ... freaky.

Apr 30, 2011

sad inspiring book!!


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