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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I even remember picking it out. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Angela would be the perfect angel almost literaly and Diabola would angea three horns short of the anti-christ. The humor is as wicked as Diabola, and though children often delight in bad children in literature, Diabola is bad on a level they won’t admire or envy.

The story follows them from birth to about third grade. A lot or a little? Why did it have to end like that?

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 ane and magical perhaps anyela intervention. Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. Banks’ books and wonder why I give this book by such an excellent author a two star rating?

I still love the story to this day. Return to Book Page. Teen, 14 years old Written by iluvdonuts April 9, Read this years ago as a 12 year old; its dark,twisted,almost supernatural but amusing all the same! It’s been a while since I read it, but I do remember it being really cute story about sibling rivaly.


I read this book a long time ago. It is an exceptional read, really detailed would recommend it to anyone diabolq there who’s looking for a good book.


Sign in or join to save for later. I’m guessing I was in 3rd grade. At first it’s a cute story about a pair of twins who are polar opposites. She spits in the teacher’s eye and worse. About these links Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase.

Banks often sacrifices subtlety for the broad satire of Roald Dahl’s work, but the conclusion is both satisfying and novel.

Oct 16, Paige added it. Haveing these two be twins only adds to the story and comparisons. If you don’t mind that, you’ll like it. Dec 23, Lauren rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 08, Anna rated it it was ok.

The two approaches don’t always blend: Masami Tadehara rated it it was amazing. I read this book in 4th or 5th grade.

Column 4 Our impact report: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Based on 3 reviews. A lot of religious allegory.

Angela and Diabola by Lynne Reid Banks

From the moment they are born, Angela is beautiful, loving, and perfect in every way. Adults drink and smoke. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. 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.


For those people out there that love Anyela. Lists with Idabola Book. It is hilarious and I have read it several times. I can relate Diabola to my evil friend Abbie.

A cute kid’s book, rather like Good Omens for the younger set. Apr 20, Fem rated it it was amazing.

Hardcoverpages. For instance, 1-year-old Diabola strangles a cat and tosses it out the window, hitting her father on the head and knocking him into a flowerbed. Families can talk about the nature of good and evil.

Though this is presented as a middle grade novel, not all middle-graders are ready for it. Aug 21, Maris rated it it was amazing. Books by Lynne Reid Banks. 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.

Lynne Reid Banks, bestselling author of the award-winning Indian in the Cupboard books, has created a darkly comic, modern classic tale of good and evil.

I read a lot of books that te Quite different from what I expected. She attended St Teresa’s School in Surrey.