Maureen Johnson / Aug 07, 2020
Devilish From Edgar Award nominee and New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson A deal with the devil Jane Jarvis and her best friend Allison aren t exactly at the top of the social scene at Saint Tere
  • Title: Devilish
  • Author: Maureen Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780147508553
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Edgar Award nominee and New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson A deal with the devil Jane Jarvis and her best friend Allison aren t exactly at the top of the social scene at Saint Teresa s Prepatory School for Girls, but they ll always have each other, right Wrong The day after an epically hideous and embarrassing disaster, Allison comes to school tranFrom Edgar Award nominee and New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson A deal with the devil Jane Jarvis and her best friend Allison aren t exactly at the top of the social scene at Saint Teresa s Prepatory School for Girls, but they ll always have each other, right Wrong The day after an epically hideous and embarrassing disaster, Allison comes to school transformed Suddenly she s sporting a cute new hairstyle, and she has all the right answers in class With the help of a strangely wise freshman boy, Jane discovers the unbelievable truth behind the drastic change Allison has sold her soul to the devil Now it s up to Jane to put it all on the line to save her friend without losing her own soul in the process Fast paced and very funny Booklist Great entertainment and hard to put down Kirkus Reviews An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
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      • Maureen Johnson

        Maureen knew from an early age she wanted to be a writer She went to high school at an all girls Catholic school and graduated from University of Delaware with a degree in writing She now lives and writes in New York City.Many of the adventures Maureen s characters face in her books are based on real life stories Maureen has traveled all over Europe, and is a Secret Sister to vlog brothers Hank and John Green.


    1. One thing that always appeals to me is a voice that I find sharp, funny, and insightful, and this book hit the target dead on for me.The story Jane Jarvis, who is short and feisty and a senior at a Catholic school, is worried that her best friend Allison who is kind of wimpy as well as clueless is going to get burned badly in a yearly event Jane is so rightand so wrong Because Allison goes down for a spectacular fall than anyone could have guessed and yet returns from it stylish, with nifty thi [...]

    2. This is not the type of book I would usually pick up, but I read Maureen Johnson s blog and love it so much that I had to read one of her books My library only had Devilish so I thought I would give it a shot Well, I started last night and finished before lunch today It was an excellent light read plot was good and captivating, I could relate to the main character though perhaps not her situation and the Maureen Johnson humour that I love in her blog shone through Definitely recommend it for a r [...]

    3. although this was an interesting idea, I just couldn t get past how many ridiculous situations and things that happened at the school things that were just too far out there to be believable add that to a disjointed and odd story line that seemed to jump all over and introduce people, situations and conversations that had no point to the plot also, I didn t find any character particularly interesting or even nice I think Jane set up a lot of her life to be unlikable and yet, she was supposed to [...]

    4. I have to admit something to all of you When I first picked this book up from my pile of award nominees I had very low expectations for it I thought it was going to be terrible I really did I m not sure why I thought this Perhaps it had to do with the cover, which, while perfectly fitting for the story itself, would never have grabbed my interest in the book store not in a million years This has a lot to do with the fact that the story is aimed, in my opinion, towards teenage girls It is, after [...]

    5. Johnson s section of Let It Snow made me want to check out of her work this particular book may not have been the right choice as, though it s well written, it suffers from a rather weak plot Smart, rebellious Catholic schoolgirl Jane is naturally shocked to discover that her best friend, socially awkward Ally, has sold her soul to a demon Sub par Scoobying ensues Johnson s I feel pretentious using this word, but okay, her mythology seems very poorly thought out The rules of her universe don t [...]

    6. It all started with a cupcakeWell, not really It started at prom night, when Alison s date never came Stood up by a guy off the internet, the shame And then Jane s boyfriend of just over seven months broke up with her and started ignoring her even as a friend And then the cupcake And Ally s puke all over the freshman And then Ally s new haircut And then Jane found out that her best and only friend was dating her ex, but also had sold her soul to the devil.Well, the devil likes games the question [...]

    7. I once told myself that I would read all of Maureen Johnson s books Reading this one though I have nearly lost interest I ve outgrown most young adult Devilish is a big example of that I hated the main character She was bossy, arrogant, and annoying The rest of the characters had no substance The plot and background information was confusing I didn t get how the main character s best friend turned so bitchy so quickly It s very unlikely that I ll continue on my original goal of reading all of Jo [...]

    8. This book s setting is a fictionalized version of my mom s high school she and the author went to the same school Tho many, many years apart Will definitely have to get around to it some day soon.

    9. 3.5 stars I really loved the plot line because it was something totally different than I have ever read I have a personal motto, however, that a book cannot get above 3 stars if it has obvious grammar errors Sorry

    10. This review was originally published at Fluttering ButterfliesI was thrilled to hear that Harper Collins is publishing some of Maureen Johnson s earlier work here in the UK As much as I love her Shades of London series and I m dying to read the next book in the series, I ve also been incredibly curious to read the books that haven t been as readily available here in England I ve enjoyed all of the books I have read by Maureen Johnson, and while Devilish can be quite fun, there was something lack [...]

    11. Full review at yannabe 2009 08 21 review Summary Seniors Jane and Allison aren t popular, but they have each other When Allison makes a dangerous deal to gain a little popularity, can Jane save her Review This was the first book I read after my month long Harry Potter revival, so I sort of expected to be let down But this is Maureen Johnson, so I should have known better.What I loved Cupcakes On the cover, in the story Mmm After I finished the book, I ran right out to our local cupcake shop to s [...]

    12. Devilish by Maureen Johnson is a FANTASTIC book I would recommend this book to so many people because of its quality and storyline The events in Devilish seem like they are going by so fast and you can never guess what will happen next.The main characters in this book is Jane Jarvis and Allison Concord These two girls are best friends and seniors at Saint Teresa s Preparatory School for Girls Jane is short, and has spiky blonde hair Allison however, had washy red blonde hair but changed it to a [...]

    13. Actual rating 4.5I didn t really have high expectations for this book I m gonna be honest here I only picked it up because Maureen Johnson is my favorite author so I decided to buy all her books but I almost didn t buy this one because that cover I mean it does look terrible, so I thought I was going to hate it and also this is not the kind of book I would normally read so there s that too.So this ended up being a pleasant surprise Maureen Johnson s writing style is everything She has this ironi [...]

    14. I decided to read the novel Devilish as the blirb made it sound very unusual and different from the books I normally read The novel fitted the category on the bingo board fantasy and this genre was interesting as I haven t read a fantasy book in a while and especially not one about devils and Satan which I have NEVER read before I found this book very strange and didn t like it at all as it was too fast paced, lacking realistic motives, human emotions and the way the school is set up is extremel [...]

    15. Once again, the ending knocks a book from 4 to 3 stars for me I really liked the fact that there was a story where the male and female characters were just friends and had no sexual tension I like a good couple as much as the next girl, but than a good couple, I like the possibility of a good friendship Though Jane was resistant at first, wary of Owen, once things got going and she needed him, they started to have a good friendship The kiss between them and the sudden relationship between them [...]

    16. The cover was the reason this book caught my eye It s so cute and totally diferent from other books The only thing that creeped me out were the eyes because they re kindaweird looking But other than that, very chic Love the cupcake too D For the characters, at first, I thought Ally was really annoying because she kept whining about how her life sucks and that no one wanted to be her freshman It was this ritual where seniors would get a freshman for a day and spend time with them Personally, I do [...]

    17. To be honest, when I read the back cover of this book I thought it was going to be pretty bad I was only reading it because of Maureen Johnson But I actually really enjoyed it It wasn t the best book I ve ever read, but I think she did a good job of incorporating the supernatural into a young adult novel without being super annoying and over romanticized about it I feel like the first person narration was kind of a downfall in a way, since I really wish we had perspective from people who knew wh [...]

    18. Again, this was a book I just pulled off the library shelves because I needed a book to read I m beginning to think I should do it often I m finding some great books that way Anyway, I d seen this one a number of times, and Maureen Johnson s a good writer I couldn t really turn it down when I didn t have any other books in my hands.Jane s your average genius stuck in a horrifying Catholic school that s run by some very scary nuns She s best friends with a girl named Allison who feels she s not [...]

    19. This book was about Jane the protag and a demon What makes the whole situation personal, is the fact that Ally, Jane s best friend, sold her soul to this demon which in turn is the devil Predictably it s up to Jane to get her friend out of the crappy situation, because Jane is the fixer Ally turns on Jane for beauty, grace and wealth.Jane goes to a Catholic girls school, and there s this whole secret realm of dead but living people who either want to sell human souls take peoples life force or w [...]

    20. Loved this book, I never read anything quite like it before, featuring a girl making a deal with a representative of the devil to sell her soul, friend steps in, toes get cut off, etc etc It s not like any ordinary girls in high school story A true case of Do Not Judge The Book By Its Cover.Neither the ridiculous tagline What would you give to be popular nor the cover do the book any justice or are even remotely related to it Maureen Johnson herself wrote about blatant sexism in the publishing i [...]

    21. It took me a little while to get into the meat of this book, but once I did, it had me hooked.Jane s best friend Allison is acting strangely Once a meek and geeky girl, Allison has transformed into a sleek, stylish, self assured senior And she s dating Jane s ex Something dark is afoot in Providence and Jane is going to figure it out.Jane, as the main character, could have been defined We only see her surface for most of the story, and while she is depicted as smart and quirky in a Veronica Mar [...]

    22. Jane Jarvis isn t looking forward to her senior year at St Teresa s Preparatory School for Girls she s unpopular and proud of it, but she does have her best friend Allison as an ally She does, that is, until something strange happens to Allison, who s suddenly attractive, smart, and dating Jane s ex, Elton Clearly, Allison has sold her soul to the devil quite literally, and Jane decides to save it for her, with the assistance of a mysterious but very cute freshman boy Devilish is populated with [...]

    23. Es tut mir wirklich leid, aber diese Geschichte war berhaupt nicht meins platte Charaktere, langweilige Story, gro teils sehr vorhersehbare Wendungen, Wesen, die nicht n her beleuchtet werden wer sind sie Warum leben sie schon seit hundert Jahren und sehen aber aus wie Menschen und ein Ende, das ich absolut nicht mochteEs lies sich aber fl ssig lesen, daher 1 Stern f r den Schreibstil

    24. Abso smurfly brilliant I could NOT put this book down Johnson has created some amazing, very real teen characters, going to Catholic school and faced with the trials of popularity and homework and crazed nuns screaming about the state of your uniform And then she added the devil Love it so much

    25. Dude.Awesome.For writers If you want to know what that mysterious voice thing is, just read this book There s so much voice in it, it leaks from the pages and makes your hands sticky.Strong voice, brilliant plot, clever characters this one has it all A wonderful combination of light entertainment and thought provoking philosophy, this is a highly recommended book.

    26. Enjoyable in a no brain power sort of way, and a better book than the other Johnson novels I ve read The ending totally surprised the hell out of me, too, so points for that.

    27. Devilish was okay, but it was typical teenage melodrama, easily predictable, with extremely limited vocabulary.

    28. I loved it much than I liked 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and I loved it much than any 18 year old guy should love a story about a girl who is a senior in high school.

    29. Bizarrely amusing and extremely whimsical Devilish walks the line between obnoxious and clever, but mostly remains on the clever side of things I liked it.

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