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Dead Gorgeous [Kindle Edition]

Malorie Blackman
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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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: 350 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital; New Ed edition (22 Sep 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RS2TU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #114,689 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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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's all right - but nothing special 27 Sep 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent read 15 Nov 2005
Format:Paperback
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 18 Aug 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Really enjoyed this book. Excellent value. Excellent story for young adults. Very well written, enjoyable and an way read. Really pleased.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fast paced read. 20 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Some reviewers say this was not one of her best books. I thought it dealt with difficult subjects sensitively. In parts it is very emotional.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dead Gorgeous 24 Mar 2005
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
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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