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The Forbidden Game by L.J. Smith
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Feb 06, 2009

it was amazing
Read in January, 1997

I read this in 7th grade, in just a few days. I remember sneaking it into school and reading it during English class, feeling like such a nerd rebel. Now that I'm older, it kind of reminds me of Labyrinth, with David Bowie. A chick and all her friends get swept up into a deadly game because some hot evil magic guy has fallen in love with her and wants to make her his "Queen of Shadows" and will do anything to win her. Why that's such a problem is beyond me...

Summary is kind of stupid, but the book is so good. This was actually a triology, but I got the onmibus edition with the three books in one, so I've always considered it one big book. I've read it so much over the years that the binding is coming loose. After I finished this the first time, my tween self was like, "This is the HOTTEST thing I've ever read! Sigh..." I was sad to finish. Even today, it brings about school girl giddy feelings in me.
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message 1: by Jessica (new)

Jessica i was only nine when i read it and i loved it!

Rose Needham Im in seventh grade riht now and ive seen Labrinth so from what you say it must be good. Im taking your word for it.

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