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Red Cover


By Alison Cherry

Delacorte Press, Hardcover, 9780385742931, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2013


Contemporary teen fiction with a twist

Felicity St. John has it all: loyal best friends, a hot guy, and artistic talent. And she's right on track to win the Miss Scarlet pageant. Her perfect life is possible because of just one thing: her long, wavy, coppery red hair.
Having red hair is all that matters in Scarletville. Redheads hold all the power and everybody knows it. That's why Felicity is scared down to her roots when she receives an anonymous note:
I know your secret.

Because Felicity is a big fake. Her hair color comes straight out of a bottle. And if anyone discovered the truth, she d be a social outcast faster than she could say strawberry blond. Her mother would disown her, her friends would shun her, and her boyfriend would dump her. And forget about winning that pageant crown and the prize money that comes with it money that would allow her to fulfill her dream of going to art school.
Felicity isn t about to let someone blackmail her life away. But just how far is she willing to go to protect her red cred?
As thought-provoking as it is enchanting. Rae Carson, author of the FIRE AND THORNS trilogy
Smart, funny, and full of Awesome Ladies Behaving Awesomely, Alison Cherry's RED is everything I look for in a book. It will make you laugh, it will make you think, and it will make youbook an appointment with your coloristimmediately."
Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of the Hex Hall series
Clever, wickedly funny and with so much heart. Melina Marchetta, author of the Printz-award winning Jellicoe Road
Sparkles with wit. Publishers Weekly
A really strong commentary on superficiality and social standing. School Library Journal

This may challenge readers to reconsider how they define beauty and perhaps give them the confidence to question a pecking order or two. Booklist

About the Author
Unlike Felicity, Alison Cherry is a natural redhead. She is a professional photographer and spent many years working as a lighting designer for theater, dance, and opera productions. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is her first book. Visit her at or on Twitter at @alison_cherry.

Praise For Red

 “Sparkles with wit.”—Publishers Weekly
“A really strong commentary on superficiality and social standing.”–School Library Journal
“This may challenge readers to reconsider how they define beauty—and perhaps give them the confidence to question a pecking order or two.”—Booklist