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The Blue Girl (Newford #15) by Charles de Lint

The Blue Girl (2004) — The fifteenth book in the Newford series. 


Young Adult


✥ Imogene Yeck, former gang member and current fairy butt-kicker, is the cool "blue girl" who jumps at the chance to lose her bad girl reputation when her family moves to a new town. She purposely lays low at Redding High, only making friends with Maxine, a shy, studious girl who is Imogene's opposite in every way. Despite a few run-ins with the ruling football jock and his cheerleader girlfriend, Imogene keeps her temper in check and even lends some of her bravado to Maxine, who begins to come out of her straight-A shell. Things are going well for the new friends - until the day Imogene meets Adrian, the benign ghost of a boy who died in the school's parking lot. Adrian and Imogene's unusual connection attracts the unwelcome attention of Redding High's resident Little People, or fairies. Affronted by streetwise Imogene's lack of belief in them, the fairies set into motion a malevolent prank that will not only turn Imogene completely blue from head to toe, but pit her, Adrian and Maxine against some of the most frightening beings of the Otherworld - the soul-sucking Anamithims. ~ Bibliography: The Blue Girl

BOOK 15 BLURB—The Blue Girl (2004): Seventeen-year-old Imogene's tough, rebellious nature has caused her more harm than good—so when her family moves to Newford, she decides to reinvent herself. She won't lose her punk/thrift-shop look, but she'll try to avoid the gangs, work a little harder at school, and maybe even stay out of trouble for a change. Her first friend at Redding High, Maxine, is her exact opposite. Everyone considers Maxine a straight-A loser, but as Imogene soon learns, it's really Maxine's overprotective mother whose rules about clothes and curfews make it impossible for her to speak up for her true self. Oddly, the friendship works. Imogene helps Maxine loosen up and break a few rules, and in turn, Maxine keeps Imogene in line. But trouble shows up anyway. Imogene quickly catches the eye of Redding's A-list bullies, as well as the school's resident teenage ghost. Then she gets on the wrong side of a gang of malicious fairies. When her old imaginary childhood friend Pelly actually manifests, Imogene realises that the impossible is all too real. And it's dangerous. If she wants to survive high school—not to mention stay alive—she has to fall back on the skills she picked up in her hometown, running with a gang. Even with Maxine and some unexpected allies by her side, will she be able to make it? ~ Goodreads | The Blue Girl (Newford, #15)




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  • Redding High

Supernatural / Mythical Elements[]

ghost, gang of malicious fairies, Little People (faeries), soul-sucking Anamithims, anamithim,


Characters What About
Imogene Seventeen-year-old tough, rebellious nature; decides to reinvent herself
Maxine first friend straight-A loser, mother with strict rules; Imogene helps her loosen up;
Adrian ghost ghost of a boy who died in the school's parking lot; death was caused by faeries
Pelly Imogene's imaginary childhood friend something in the middle between hedgehog and boy with bunny ears and a monkey's tail
Christy Riddell Author makes an appearance

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Cover Artists[]

  • Cliff Nielsen — 2004-hc by Viking & 2006-tp by Firebird / Penguin

~ Source: ISFdb: Cover: The Blue Girl

Publishing Information[]


  • Hardcover, First Ed., 368 pages, Pub: October 4th 2004 by Viking Juvenile—ISBN: 0670059242
  • Paperback, 368 pages, Pub: April 6th 2006 by Firebird—ISBN: 0142405450

First Sentence[]

It starts with this faint sound that pulls me out of sleep: a sort of calliope music played on an ensemble of toy instruments. ~ Shelfari


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Reviews: 15-The Blue Girl (2004)