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  • Published: 1 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780552546331
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $16.99

Dead Gorgeous




A tragi-comic mystery story from best-selling author of the Noughts and Crosses sequence, Malorie Blackman.

Life is tough for Nova. Her frantic parents are obsessed by running their hotel and her older sister seems too grown-up and good-looking to spend time with her any more. Then Nova meets the gorgeous Liam and things start to look up. But Liam is having an even worse time than she is. He's permanently stuck at the hotel and he can't attract his brother's attention either. At least Liam can see how hard Nova is struggling - and, in fact, she's the only one who can see him at all! Could a new friendship between them help them both see the light at the end of the tunnel? A truly thought-provoking and entertaining black comedy from the very talented author of Pig-Heart Boy and, for older readers, Noughts and Crosses.

  • Published: 1 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780552546331
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over seventy books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and a science-fiction thriller, Chasing the Stars. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z’s entertainment company) curating the soundtrack as executive music producer. 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 received an OBE for her services to children’s literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children’s Laureate. Most recently Malorie wrote for the Doctor Who series on BBC One, and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses series, Crossfire, was published by Penguin Random House Children’s in summer 2019.

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Praise for Dead Gorgeous

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

All the answers are revealed in this expertly written story. The details are slowly revealed to keep you in suspense until the end. A really gripping suspense filled full length novel for competent readers

Primary Times

Blackman's touch is as sure as ever

Observer

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