Book Reviews of The Forbidden Game Omnibus

The Forbidden Game Omnibus
The Forbidden Game Omnibus
Author: L. J. Smith
ISBN-13: 9780671017163
ISBN-10: 0671017160
Publication Date: 12/1/1997
Pages: 704
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Paperback
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I have great memories tied to these books- I remember when a new girl started at our school and brought along either this book (that includes the whole trilogy) or just the first one. She was beautiful and sweet so next thing you know, our entire class was reading the book! (And the boys got it first, big surprise) Thankfully she had good taste, the book wraps itself up in (non-gory) horror, suspense and fantasy very well. It's targeted toward teen readers, but it's written with a maturity that will appeal to all ages. The lead villian's obsession with the heroine Jenny is also great for those who enjoy sexy bad guys you're not supposed to love but you just can't help it ;) This omnibus contains Volume 1: The Hunter (227 pages), Volume 2: The Chase (226 pages) and Volume 3: The Kill (228 pages).
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Even though this is written for teen readers, I throughly enjoyed this book.
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This was quite possibly one of the most terrible books I have ever read. And I only read it due to lack of other reading material and sheer boredom.

First, the reading comprehension level is for a second grader. Yet, the content of the book is more for teens. That, alone, makes it difficult to become involved in the book. Second, the only adjective the author seems to know is "slender". I think the word must have been on every page - everyone in the book is slender, I get it, enough already. Third, the plot itself is overly simplistic. This book is happening to 16 year olds, yet the action in it and the thoughts of the characters are more on a 12 year old level. None of the events were frightening, and I never felt a build up of tension. On the contrary, many of the "challenges" faced by the characters seemed absurdly silly to me.

Lastly, Julian was so much more interesting than Jenny's boyfriend. Julian was the only remotely interesting character, so the ending just took the book to a whole other level of bad.