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I dare you to read this book!
on 9 December 2007
I became a fan of Malorie Blackman's writing after reading her Noughts and Crosses Trilogy. I think she is one of very few writers who develops her plot fully and does not rush to finish the book towards the end.
The Deadly Dare mysteries opens with Theo and Ricky having to deal with a new classmate and the dare game she has introduced. Everyone who want to play has to write a dare and place it in a bag. Each participant has to select a dare and perform without telling anyone else.
The second mystery deals with Jade and her recently dead father who is supposedly communicating with her through email while in the third mystery Theo, Ricky and Angela try to uncover the truth about inventor Darius Marriott.
This book is very different from Blackman's previous work in Noughts and Crosses. I found reading the book enjoyable and I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. Highly recommended.