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					July/August 2009                                                       433


After faithfully serving as “bait” (despite an inner debate featuring
divided loyalties, conscience, hunger, and the winter cold), when night
fell he crawled up onto Bess for warmth, only to be set off on a wild gal-
lop, fleeing the soldiers. And what’s next for the silver-tongued boy, and
the mare? Ah, that we aren’t to know. A clever concluding twist casts his
whole ingratiating tale into delicious doubt. His or Thompson’s, it’s a
narrative rich in language, told with panache and begging to be shared
aloud, along with Duddle and Dress’s comical, detailed sketches of its
Dickensian denizens and the romantically elegant Black Bess. If that’s
who she was . . . j.r.l.

Rachel Vail Gorgeous
  282 pp. HarperTeen 6/09 isbn 978-0-06-089046-9 $16.99
  (Middle School)
Allison Avery’s six-word autobiography? “Sold my cell to the devil.” It’s
quite simple, really: the ninth-grader has a vivid dream in which the
devil agrees to make her gorgeous to seven people; in return, he gets to
control her cell phone. When it starts emitting crazy ringtones and shut-
ting off randomly, the dream certainly seems real. So when she’s chosen
as a semifinalist in a modeling competition and longtime crush Tyler
Moss finally notices her, Allison refuses to think that these develop-
ments are anything but the devil’s end of the bargain. If that weren’t
enough, there are family dramas and shifting best-friendships to deal
with. The book is charge
				
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