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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User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Her parents have to pay a pair of street bums to be her godparents, and the vicar is so startled by her mean little eyes that he drops her in the baptismal font.

Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. Banks often sacrifices subtlety for the broad satire of Roald Dahl’s work, but ahd conclusion is both satisfying and novel. Jan 24, Kritika rated it it was amazing Shelves: Diabola, absolutely without conscience, grows up and goes on wreaking havoc, culminating with the burning down of the school.

Now that is an ending with impact pun intended. Adults drink and diabbola. Based on 2 reviews.

Books by Lynne Reid Banks. Might even do so again one day.

Avon Books HarperCollins Publication date: It’s OK and I love it! Sep 30, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential. The two approaches don’t always blend: Jan 18, Katherine rated it really liked it. Kid, 10 years old September 12, Epic interplay between good and evil. Unlike the other books that Lynne has cleverly written that fill me with happy and almost blissful feelings. The first half of the book is about how their parents handled them, which is fun to read.


She has written forty books, including the best-selling children’s novel The Indian in the Cupboardwhich has sold over 10 million copies and been made into a film. Return to Book Page. Read this years ago as a 12 year old; its dark,twisted,almost supernatural but amusing all the same!

Quite different from what I expected. Learn how we rate. Jul 08, Jannah Cloud Child rated it really liked it. How Tech Is Changing Childhood. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. She’s by far the more engrossing character, but sweet, passive Angela has more to her than meets the eye–she’s the only person on earth with a modicum of control over Diabola.

Masami Tadehara rated it it was amazing. Column 4 Our impact report: We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. I read this so long ago, and yet I still imagine what the twins would look like. Very Dahl-ish in it’s humour, I absolutely adored it and have read it many times since.

Complex, witty, briskly paced.


No one knows what to do about the horrid agela, and only her twin Angela has the power to affect her — but at a terrible price. I remember my camp leader read this to my cabin one summer. From the very beginning, Angela is a happy, beautiful, perfect, blue-eyed little girl.

There was a problem adding your email address. At first it’s a cute story about a pair of twins who are polar opposites. I’m antela I was in 3rd grade. I read a lot of books that tell a good story, but may not have been well-written.


Inadvertently named Angela and Diabola at the christening by the shocked minister, their natures are apparent from the moment of birth, when Angela coos and smiles beatifically, and Diabola nearly bites the nurse’s thumb off. She is adn bane of her parents’ lives.

But far worse is yet to come, for as the girls grow up, Diabola’s destructive evil breaks up their family and destroys their home — and that’s all before she starts school, where she begins to discover that she has some unusual — and frightening — talents.

But they are soon horrified when they discover that while one is perfectly good, the other is perfectly evil. Everyone loathes nasty, screaming, purple-faced Diabola: The first time was after hearing Lynn Reid Banks herself read aloud the first chapter. Thank you for your support.

ANGELA AND DIABOLA by Lynne Reid Banks | Kirkus Reviews

It makes me agela enough to cry. Please provide an email address. It is hilarious and I have read it several times. About Lynne Reid Banks.

Feb 09, Katie Rose Sorensen rated it really liked it Shelves: