Jane's best friend Ally has sold her soul in exchange for popularityto a devil masquerading as a sophomore at St. Teresas! Now its up to Jane to put it all on the line to save her friend from this ponytail-wearing, cupcake-nibbling demon . . . without losing her own soul in the process.
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"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." - Kirkus.
"With just a bit more editing, Devilish would be very well written ... But, sadly, this plot is also a little too farfetched, making the characters seem unbelievable and faded." - VOYA.
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Maureen Johnson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She was always one of those reading and writing kids. After a little dalliance with astronomy and archeology, she declared her intention to become a writer at the age of eight or nine or so.
She attended an all-girl Catholic prep high school. She graduated from the University of Delaware where she was a writing major, but spent most of my time working on shows. After college, she became the literary manager of a wonderful (but now defunct) Philadelphia theater company. Soon after that, she moved to New York to study theatrical dramaturgy and writing at Columbia University School of the Arts.
Her first book, The Key to the Golden Firebird, came out in May 2004.
While on a writing fellowship in Edinburgh, Scotland, where ...
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