DEVILISH by Maureen Johnson

DEVILISH

Age Range: 14 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

Feisty, rebellious and exceptionally smart, Jane would appear to be the last student at her strict Catholic high school to join in a fight with real demons from Hell. She constantly battles with the Sisters at her school. But when best friend Ally morphs overnight into a femme fatale and begins dating Jane’s still-cherished ex-boyfriend Elton, Jane hits bottom. Lanalee, a new student, claims to have made a deal for Ally’s soul, so Jane agrees to another deal: She’ll trade her own soul for Ally’s unless she can get Elton to kiss her by midnight on Halloween. Jane doesn’t really believe it, but soon learns the danger is all too real. Although the subject matter would seem to fit the trash genre, Johnson writes with flair, intelligence and humor. Her characters are well-realized as she builds suspense as deftly as Stephen King. Great entertainment and hard to put down. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 1-59514-060-3
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2006




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