Thursday, 15 November 2012

Mini Review ~ Devilish ~ Maureen Johnson


Title: Devilish
Author: Maureen Johnson
Published by: HarperCollins
Release date: September 2006
goodreads says:
Wickedly funny high school satire - what would you give to be popular? Ally and Jane may not be that popular but they're good friends...that is until they each get allocated a freshman, a 'little' to show the ropes to at school. Cracks begin to show as Ally changes into a whole different person, literally overnight. She's dressed better, making new friends, and ditching Jane more and more. But Ally's transformation has its price. And it's up to Jane to save her former BF from a ponytail-wearing, cupcake-nibbling devil in disguise!

I'm not going to lie, I read Devilish because Maureen Johnson had tweeted that it was free as an ebook and having seen several customers but it I thought I'll have to give it a try. I love the cover, the colour is very pretty and the cupcake looks good enough to eat!
I liked Jane, our main character who was funny and always seemed to do her best and try to help others no matter what they did to her which I think is an important message. But I found Ally really annoying and just a little bit stupid but I guess if you're not happy with yourself you'll do just about anything to get others to like you so you can like yourself.
This was a quick easy read and just what I need as I read it while I was a little unwell last week. It allowed me to delve in and out of the story without thinking to much about it but that doesn't take away from Johnson's writing. You can really hear her voice in this early novel, her wit and humour really shine in this story.
I gave this story 3 out of 5 stars because it's the kind of story to read when you have a few hours to spare, or like me when you're a little ill. It's not deep and meaningful and it doesn't pretend to be, it's just a quick easy read.



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