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Books to make time for Part 2: Angela and Diabola
The second book I'd like to feature is: Angela and Diabola by Lynne Reid Banks.
What is it about?
The book follows the childhood of two twins. One is unbelievably good; practically angelic, while the other is a terror; practically devilish. The book is about the twins' relationship and the ways their parents deal with their behaviour.
Why should you make time for it?
Angela and Diabola is a book written for older children, however, I couldn't resist featuring it. I loved the often-dark subject matter, the extreme sibling rivalry and the quirky, off-beat ending. The events throughout the book are both humourous and a little bit shocking. The illustrations were brilliant and reminicent of Tim Burton/Gris Grimly. All in all, it's a book that anybody whos ever had a brother or sister will find entertaining, and may remind only children why they possibly didn't want one!
You might like this if you like...
family relationships, supernatural/fantasy fiction, grown-up kids books
This book is similar to:
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy: And Other Stories
Where can you get it?
Find it at Amazon
Emma is a designer living in Bristol, UK. A self-confessed stationery addict, book lover and TV sci-fi geek, she enjoys sketching zombie-eyed women and finding her next source of inspiration in the pages on the bookshelf.