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Dead Gorgeous [Kindle Edition]

Malorie Blackman
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When the mysterious stranger shows up at Nova's parents' hotel, she thinks her luck has changed - until she realizes she's the only one who can see him.

Liam explains he's been here a long time. And he can never leave, no matter how hard he tries.

Soon, Nova begins to piece his tragic story together. But she's hiding a secret of her own - one she's desperate to keep from her family. And now Liam's found her out . . .

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"Blackman's touch is as sure as ever" (Observer)

"Brilliant, intense and completely unpredictable . . . Dramatic and fast-moving" (Reading Matters)

"This tragi-comic ghost story is sure to please Malorie Blackman's many fans. Her books always succeed in being fast-paced and very readable, while offering the more thoughtful reader several layers of meaning" (Bookseller)

"Expertly written" (Primary Times)

Book Description

A gripping mystery from bestselling author of the Noughts and Crosses sequence, Malorie Blackman.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 672 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital; New Ed edition (22 Sept. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RS2TU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #110,602 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Malorie Blackman is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. The novels in her Noughts & Crosses sequence have won several awards, including the Red House Children's Book Award, and she has won many other awards for her books. Both Hacker and Thief! won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award - Malorie is the only author to have won this award twice - while Hacker also won the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award in 1994.

Her work has appeared on screen, with Pig-Heart Boy, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, being adapted into a BAFTA-winning TV serial. Malorie has also written a number of titles for younger readers including Cloud Busting, which won the Smarties Silver Award, The Monster Crisp Guzzler and Whizziwig. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books. In 2008, she was then honoured with an OBE for her services to Children's Literature.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what!!!! 10 Aug. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
i couldnt believe it when i saw how many negative comments there were for this book. it is a superb read and i recommend it to readers aged12+. it is a touching story of a girl called nova who feels that she is not good enough. she then meets a ghost and learns all about him and the mistakes he made in the past. shelearns that he cannot leave the hotel so nova makes it her mission to help. but as the knows two deadly secrets it makes it quite hard.
this is a thrilling and exciting read with unexpected twists. it one of the only books i have read by malory blackman and has certainly left me wanting more!! an enjoyable read!!!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's all right - but nothing special 27 Sept. 2005
By A Customer
Another reviewer put it well, i think, in saying it was a 'ghost of Malorie Blackman's better books.' It isn't great really; even avid Blackman fans like myself, who find themselves glued to jewels like the Noughts and Crosses series, and 'Thief!' will be disappointed in this anaemic read from an author who has produced much better. The story slacks at times; the characters are not sympathetic and Blackman's attempt to bring an adolescent issue into the plot (in the shape of Nova's eating disorder), though valiant, is largely unsuccessful. I wouldn't really recommend it, although if you have read all her other books maybe you should read this one too. But my advice is get it from the library, and save buying the book for passionate, intense works of near-genius like 'Hacker' 'Noughts and Crosses' 'Knife Edge' 'Checkmate' or 'Thief!'
Frankly, if you're a Blackman fan, this second-rater should be well down your list.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent read 15 Nov. 2005
i noticed that alot of the other reviews for this book are quite negative. This surprised me because it is such a brilliant book, one of malorie blackmans finest.
The plot is superb and very believable. This book is emotional at certain points and hard to put down. i would definitely recommend it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dead Gorgeous 24 Mar. 2005
By A Customer
This book is very good - possibly one of malorie blackman's best. The plot is very good and beleivable even though it contains a ghost! This book is very emotional and you get drawn in to the world of Nova and her family. Well worth buying
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dead amazing 8 Aug. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really loved this book!
It really sums up the future of dying and the perils of being bulimic.
Malorie Blackman, you are one of the few people who are that amazing at writing!
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bunny rabbit
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5.0 out of 5 stars dead gorgeous 25 Jan. 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
two kids nova and rainbow. One cheat. Two elderly ladies. And a ghost with a mysterious past and a long lost brother. One question where is Liam's body?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!! 8 Sept. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have really enjoyed this and its nothing like other books, it's very unique!
also read:
. boys don't cry
. the deadly date mysteries
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 25 Aug. 2007
this book is interesting. Nova is not your typical perfect heroine as she has her own problems. The whole plot unwinds in an unexpected way and took me totally by surprise. It was not the best book I have ever read but one of Blackmans finest!
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