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The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney

(Devon Delaney #1)

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Mom says karma always comes around to get you, and I guess it's true. Because last summer I was a total liar, and now, right in the middle of Mr. Pritchard's third-period math class, my whole world is about to come crashing down.

That's because while Devon was living with her grandmother for the summer, she told her "summer friend," Lexi, that she was really popular back

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 24th 2007 by Aladdin (first published April 1st 2007)
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Brooke I mean, its no really cheesy more like a typical kind of book i guess? It was pretty good to me. :)

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Francesca
Dec 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
“I mean how lucky am I knowing one of the most popular girls at my new school before I even start?” This quote shows Lexi’s personality. Lexi thinks Devon {main character}, is popular, however, Devon is not popular. She lies to try to be cool and liked but she creates many problems for herself. Devon’s friends also started disliking her because she keeps lying to them. Devon realizes that she should not lie, and she should be herself. Will Lexi and Melody forgive Devon or is it too late?
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Amanda Miranda
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I THINK THE BOOK IS PRETTY GOOD BECAUSE IS ABOUT TEENAGERS LIKE ME AND HER PROBLEMS IN HER SCHOOL.I STARTED TODAY AND IM SO EXCITED TO READ THIS BOOK AND LEARN ABOUT THIS BOOK
Kamaria Johnson
Feb 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Have you ever been in a situation that you couldn't get out of because of all the lies you've told? Do you come up with a lot of lies about yourself to make yourself sound cool, unique, or even popular? Did all of those lies create something or someone other than who you really are? In addition to lies I personally would decide to tell the truth no matter the consequence. The genre is realistic because Devon goes through difficult problems that some of us went through. Overall lies can turn int ...more
Hannah S
In the book, The secret Identity of Devon Delaney by Lauren Barnholdt, Devon is a mousy middle school girl with one best friend and a wacky family. Then, while spending last summer with her grandmother, she made a new friend, Lexi, and presented herself as a completely different person. She wore lip gloss, boasted of her popularity and cute boyfriend, and adopted the nickname “Devi.” (Barnholdt 41) The book opens on the first day of school. Lexi has now transferred to Devon’s school, and Devon m ...more
Natalie Arias
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***Spoiler Alert***
Have you ever met a friend over the summer and told her/him lies about your life? Have you lied so much you cant stop but the more you panic the more you lie? This book by Lauren Barnholdt is called The Secret Life of Devon Delaney. This fiction book is full of exciting and some intense moments.
The main character in this story is Devon she goes to visit her grandma over the summer and makes a new friend. Her summer friends name is Lexi and Devon lied to Lexi about her life
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Ashley
Dec 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney
Author: Lauren Barnholdt
Review by: Ashley
Devon Delaney leads two lives in the realistic fiction novel, The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney. Sneaker and hoodie-wearing Devon gets a huge suprise when her BFF over the summer, Lexi, gets transferred to her school; which is great, except for the fact that Lexi thinks Devon is really a popular girl, with a gorgeous boyfreind. As Devon makes a desperate attempt to hang out with the populars, she gets more and more
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Janet
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book because it's about things that can happen to a teenager girl trying to be liked, I don't think that lying is gonna be the best way, though. But the book is funny, I mean, Devon thoughts and the situations she gets caught in, are very funny.
Elyse King-Guffey
Jul 19, 2009 rated it liked it
I couldn't stop reading the book!
Abby Nelson
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
''The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney,'' by Lauren Barnholdt, is a novel that captures both the problems a teenage girl may face in junior high and how one thing may lead to another. The fascinating novel is about a teenage girl named Devon Delaney who travels to her grandmother's house for the summer with her younger sister, Katie, since their parents are having ''marriage problems.'' During the duration of her stay, Devon makes friends with a girl her age named Lexi Cortland that lives close ...more
Hannah
Dec 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mg
3.5
Lily Dervin
I really like this book especially the end. I like how the end was crazy and bouncing back and forth. I would recommend reading this book.
Nadia Phillips
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The secret identity of Devon Delaney is a novel written by Lauren Barnholdt. It is the first book in the Devon Delaney series. This novel is about Devon Delaney a girl who has karma with her. It all started when she was living with her grandmother for the summer and she lied to her summer friend called Lexi that she was dating the most popular guy in her school called Jared. When Lexi moved to Devon’s school the karma passed to Devon.

Devon was partnered up with Luke who was Jared’s best friend.
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Patricia
Apr 22, 2013 rated it did not like it
Ugh. I did NOT like this book. Each page filled me with anxiety. I read it because my 10-year-old daughter LOVED it and wanted to share it with me, but I despaired for my daughter as I read it. After I finished it, we had a good, long chat about it, and I feel much better and more at ease.

This is the story of Devon Delaney whose parents were having a rough patch the summer before her 8th grade year at middle school. Mom and Dad sent Devon and her sister to stay with Grandma for the summer, while
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Ms. Patterson
Feb 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Recently, I was discussing YA fiction with an acquaintance and we ended up talking about the "big lie." You know, how the teen tells what he/she thinks is a tiny white lie to make life easier in the short run, but ends up causing a whole lot of trouble in the long run? Well, THE SECRET IDENTITY OF DEVON DELANEY is one of *those* stories.

Devon is staying with her grandmother for the summer, and while there, meets a fabulous new friend, Lexi. In order to get Lexi to like her better, Devon makes up
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Devina
Pelajaran yang aku dapat dari buku ini, sekecil apapun kita berbohong dan sesepele apapun masalahnya, suatu saat kita pasti akan kena batunya.. Demi menutupi kebohongan kecil tsb, akan tercipta lagi kebohongan-kebohongan kecil lainnya yang pada akhirnya akan menjadi satu masalah besar.

Seperti tokoh Deavon yang pada awalnya 'hanya' berbohong sedikit pada Lexi, teman musim panasnya. Dia mengaku kalau dia gadis terpopuler dan dia berpacaran dg Jared, cowok paling populer disekolahnya. Semuanya ber
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Paige
Oct 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Can Be Funny. Very suspenseful. Girls especially!...also crushes/falling in love....
Recommended to Paige by: Got it at our school book fair
This book was really great!! It's about how Carma always comes to get you when you lie.Can be funny at times...
It's about a girl named Devon who had to live with her Gramma in the summer because her parents were angry with each other and they needed time to themselves to sort out their problems. She made a friend there named Lexi and Devon lied to her and told her that at her school she was the most popular girl in the whole school and that she was going out with Jared the most popular and hotte
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Parisa
I was strolling the Barnes & Noble Young Readers section for a book to read when I saw THE SECRET IDENTITY OF DEVON DELANEY. The cover intrigued me (I am all about judging books by covers) so I settled down next to the shelves and began reading.

THE SECRET IDENTITY OF DEVON DELANEY is about a girl named Devon who can't stop lying. It all started with a summer vacation at her Grandma's house where she made friends with a girl named Lexi and told Lexi that she was popular and dated the most po
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Chelsea
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An adorable exploration of the world of a pre-teen. In a world where a stray hair can ruin one's whole week a young girl must grapple with numerous problems she has created for herself. She is forced to navigate the middle school watters not even sure who she is. I love how the author made a reader feel the emotional roller coaster of the teen regardless of the readers age.
Danielle
Apr 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is a book I would recommend to any girly/semi-girly teenager who just has no idea what to read next. Devon completely changes her identity and has to face the problems that go with it. This book teaches you not to lie, and shows you how important it is to find your true self...and be that true self! An amazing book that is truly hilarious and shows the ups and downs of every friendship!
Anna
Nov 06, 2011 rated it liked it
If I could give it 3 and a half stars... I would
Alma Gonzalez
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
**Spoiler Alert**
Have you ever lied to your friends and then everything goes wrong? Or have you ever had started lying then couldn’t stop? Well if this is your life or if this has ever happened to you well then you should read The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney written by Lauren Barnholdt. The genre of the book is fiction. This book will probably make you stop lying if you're a person that always lies.
In this story you will meet Devon who is normal 7th grade girl who goes to middle school. Bu
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Samantha
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Cheesy drama that could have been avoided, lots of lies, and some serious misunderstandings made this book a silly read that was purely for entertainment. I don't know if this is realistic at all (online middle school meant I avoided drama, which was perfect), but it seemed...too crazy to kinda be real, especially for middle-schoolers. Anyway, it was okay only.
Brooke
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Sandra Ortiz
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really liked the story, it made me want more. Sadly it just ends with Devon and Luke kissing, i kind of wanted to know about Mel and her crush. Since i see this is the first book then there might be hope left for her. ^.^
may ➹
Looking back, it was ridiculous how much I was obsessed with this book. The five-star rating is for what I thought of it then... I'm sure it'd be different now.
Hailey
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
awesome book and so true
Ella
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was alright. It reminded me of a cliche teenage high schooler white movie.
710Imaan
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a pretty good book. If you like short, realistic fiction/romance/friendship books you will love this book.
Aarifa
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
11+ good for middle grade and up...
Alondra Diaz
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**Spoiler Alert**
Have you ever lied to your friends and then everything goes wrong? Or have you ever had started lieing then couldn’t stop? Well if this is your life or if this has ever happened to you well then you should read The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney written, by Lauren Barnholdt. The genre of the book is fiction. This book will probably make you stop lieing if you're one of the person that always lies.
In this story you will meet Devon who is normal 7th grade girl who goes to midd
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