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Alison Cherry


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Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (10/8/2013)
Paperback (12/9/2014)


"Smart, funny, and full of awesome . . . everything I look for in a book."
--Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of the Hex Hall series

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.

Redheads hold all the power in Scarletville--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 discovers the truth, she'll be a social outcast faster than she can say strawberry blond.

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

"Clever, wickedly funny, and with so much heart." --Melina Marchetta, author of Jellicoe Road, a Michael L. Printz award winner

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

Delacorte Press, 9780385742931, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2013

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 is the author of Red, For Real, Look Both Ways and several books for younger readers. Alison lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at or on Twitter at @alison_cherry.