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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Lynne Reid Banks Genre: I loved this book when I was a kid. Jan 18, Katherine rated it really liked it. I almost cried at the ending. Learn how we rate. Apr 20, Fem rated it it was amazing. Children who can see the humor and andd allegory in the book could discuss the problems with perfection and what it really means for a human, the nature-nurture question, the nature of art, and more.

It reminded me of what reading a well-written story is like. It makes me upset enough to cry.

The first half of the book is about how their parents handled them, which is fun to read. Apr 24, Allanna rated it it was ok. Teen, 14 years old Written by iluvdonuts April 9, Lynne Reid Banks is a British author of books for children and adults. Diabola has found another place to be her outrageous and appalling self.

Angela and Diabola

angfla What Readers Are Saying What do you think? 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.


This book is dark and depressing in a lot of ways. Oct 28, Christen rated it liked it Shelves: Masami Tadehara rated it it was amazing. I read anglea lot of books that tell a good story, but may not have been well-written. Please provide an email address. Dec 23, Lauren rated it really liked it Shelves: What parents need to know Parents need to know that this is the blackest of black humor, and not for any child who will take it literally.

Personalize Common Sense for your family. Though this amgela presented as a middle grade novel, not all middle-graders are ready for diabolaa. Mar 15, T. She attended St Teresa’s School in Surrey. If I could find it again, I’d read it again.

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Banks’ books and wonder why I give this book by such an excellent author a two star rating? Kid, 10 years old September 12, Talk to your kids about Feb 09, Katie Rose Sorensen rated it really liked it Diabila While Angela makes everyone happy, Diabola makes people infuriated, frightened, and sick to their stomachs.

For school reading and one that I enjoyed. For the right kids, this is both hilarious and thought-provoking.

Angela and Diabola

Jan 30, Abbie rated it really liked it. 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. Banks often sacrifices subtlety for the broad satire of Roald Dahl’s work, but the conclusion is both satisfying and novel.


Aug 21, Maris rated it it was amazing. The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential. Meanwhile, Diabola tries her best worst to be as hateful and revolting as she can be. Add your rating See all 2 kid reviews. About Lynne Reid Banks. Refresh and try again. Lynne Reid Banks Humor A wickedly comic novel I am not quite sure how the cover can say: Stay up to date on new reviews.

May 10, Nick rated it it was amazing. I read it twice! But changing Diabola comes at a terrible price This book was good. User Reviews Parents say Kids say. A great book- certainly worth a read and one I will definitely be keeping on the off chance that I ever have children! Apr 17, Riri rated it it was ok Shelves: Twins Angela and Diabola come into the world as different as night and day.

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