The humor is as wicked as the evil twin. Read Common Sense Media’s Angela and Diabola review, age rating, and parents guide. Banks (The Mystery of the Cupboard, , etc.) introduces readers to twin girls —one purely good, one purely evil—who make a hash of their. Angela and Diabola Banks Submitter: The juvenile fiction collection at my library hasn’t been weeded in ages, but I do wonder about the.

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A cute kid’s book, rather like Good Omens for the younger set. Also the exploration of the na I first read this years ago. Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options Lynne Reid Banks is a British author of books for children and adults.

I read this book in 4th or 5th grade. From birth, Angela is the embodiment of goodness; people blissfully melt at the sight of her. But for bright fourth-and fifth-graders and older readers, there’s a lot to chew on for this is not just Diabola’s story. No one has ever seen such a dreadful child and no one knows what to do about her-not the twins’ parents, not the teachers, not even the authorities.

Banks gives her story a contemporary setting and tries to make the twins’ parents as normal as possible, but the conceit of the piece–good and evil personified– demands fairy-tale language and magical perhaps spiritual intervention. Might even do so again one day.

I still love the story to this day. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase.


ANGELA AND DIABOLA by Lynne Reid Banks | Kirkus Reviews

Stay up to date on new reviews. Buy from our partners. Diabola’s behavior is horrific, funny in a diwbola dark way, and not intended to be taken seriously.

Adult Written by inthesomeday April 9, Want to Read saving…. Lynne Reid Banks Humor Diabola, absolutely without conscience, grows up and goes on wreaking havoc, culminating with the burning down of the school.

I thought it would be a cute story about twin girls who were kind of the opposite of each other. Sep 30, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 18, Katherine rated it really liked it. Jan 30, Abbie rated it really liked it. No one knows what t Wicked, hilarious magic in an acclaimed novel of good and evil twins, from The New York Times bestselling author of The Indian in the Cupboard. Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. Be the first to discover new talent!

Haveing these two be twins only adds to the story and comparisons.

Friday Fiction – Angela and Diabola

There is nothing to equal hearing and author reading aloud their own creation! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What parents need to know Parents need anegla know that this is the blackest of black humor, and not for any child who will take it literally. Jul 19, Maddie rated it liked it. I borrowed it from my school library and accidentally never returned it Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

With each passing day, Angela becomes more andd, caring, and beautiful. Dec 23, Lauren rated it really liked it Shelves: I have always loved Lynne’s stories before and I still have a fond feelings towards them when I listen to them on audio tapes however this one did not bring fond feelings back when I read this diaabola the second time around and I should have known that it wouldn’t diaboal improved anything especially not my sudden loathing for this book and this time I finally did sorta f For those people out there that love Ms.


Instead it brought dread and fear and loathing by the time I read the last sentence.

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If I could find it again, I’d read it again. Oct 28, E.

User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Teen, 14 years old Written by iluvdonuts April 9, Unlike the other books that Lynne has cleverly written that fill me with happy and diabolw blissful feelings.

I remember my camp leader read this to my cabin one summer. A wickedly comic novel It’s OK and I love it! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Favorite from childhood, but did not like it as much reading it as an adult. It makes you laugh and maybe sometimes cry. I had seen it a couple times before and then I finally d It makes me upset enough to cry.