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5.0 out of 5 stars Joan Aiken at her magical best
Fans of Aiken's Wolves chronicles will not be disappointed. Dangerous Games is a dizzy, delightful adventure that yet again posits Dido Twite as the most tested and triumphant heroine in all of children's literature. While the sinister edge that colored Miss Twite's previous outings is a little muted here (and the cover art, alas, is not by Edward Gorey--a sad...
Published on Feb. 24 1999

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2.0 out of 5 stars Aiken is a wonderful author, but this is not worth it!
Please, I beg you, purchase one of her other books! I have read nearly all of Aiken's works and they are FANTASTIC. However, this book was very cut-and-dried, dull, and prejudiced. The characters of the island people were so caricatured that it was borderline offensive. No child deserves to have to read this book!
Published on Nov. 9 2000


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5.0 out of 5 stars Joan Aiken at her magical best, Feb. 24 1999
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This review is from: Dangerous Games (Hardcover)
Fans of Aiken's Wolves chronicles will not be disappointed. Dangerous Games is a dizzy, delightful adventure that yet again posits Dido Twite as the most tested and triumphant heroine in all of children's literature. While the sinister edge that colored Miss Twite's previous outings is a little muted here (and the cover art, alas, is not by Edward Gorey--a sad absense) there are more than enough thrills to make up for it. And the ending, in typical Aiken fashion, sends tingles up your spine. She's that good--one of the best writers on this planet. (I only hope Dido gets back to Battersea soon!)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Aiken is a wonderful author, but this is not worth it!, Nov. 9 2000
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Please, I beg you, purchase one of her other books! I have read nearly all of Aiken's works and they are FANTASTIC. However, this book was very cut-and-dried, dull, and prejudiced. The characters of the island people were so caricatured that it was borderline offensive. No child deserves to have to read this book!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, June 4 1999
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Joan Aiken is one of my all time favorite authors but I did not think this was one of her best. The characters are exaggerated caricatures and the plot is pretty farfetched.
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