- Publisher: HarperTeen
- Format: Paperback | 288 pages
- Dimensions: 135mm x 203mm x 17mm | 304g
- Publication date: 1 May 2010
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0060890487
- ISBN 13: 9780060890483
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 468,362
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?
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Rachel Vail is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed novels If We Kiss and Lucky, Gorgeous, and Brilliant (the Avery sisters trilogy) and more than a dozen other novels for young teens, including the Friendship Ring series. Rachel has also written many beloved picture books, including Piggy Bunny and Sometimes I'm Bombaloo, and two hit novels for elementary school kids, Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters; and Justin Case: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom. Rachel lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons.
By TeensReadToo 16 Sep 2010
As the middle sister, Allison feels neglected.
She's not beautiful or lucky like her other sisters; she's merely interesting. With all the family drama - something's up with her mom and her job - Allison feels left out.
Allison's best friend is also getting on her nerves. When she hangs out with Roxie Green one day; she just might discover that fun is missing from her life.
She also might have made a bargain with the devil in exchange for people thinking she's gorgeous.
When Allison and Roxie skip school to get a modeling gig, things start to change. All of a sudden Allison has a new best friend and the interest of her crush. Could all this really be happening to her?
GORGEOUS is the simultaneous sequel to LUCKY, the story from Phoebe's perspective - the youngest sister. This is another fun, exciting read from Rachel Vail.
"Vail shows a clear understanding of the everyday turmoil faced by today's teens and handles them with wit and obvious affection. If they haven't already read its predecessor, Lucky (2008), teens will want to after finishing this one. " -- Kirkus Reviews "A solid, realistic account of a girl's beginning to find her own identity." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Praise for Lucky: "This is superior for its realism, its moderation, and its understated complexity of characters and relationships. Readers will drink up the drama and impatiently await the planned follow up titles." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review) "Vail (You, Maybe) again demonstrates a penetrating insight into the concerns of young teen girls, this time upending the conventions of the rich--girl novel... Readers will absorb this in one fell swoop." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Kindness and understanding emerge in unexpected, fresh, and satisfying ways, and readers will be looking forward to finding out what lies ahead for the Avery family" -- School Library Journal