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    Joan Lowery Nixon
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    HMH Books for Young Readers; First edition (March 1, 2004)
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    240 pages
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A Deadly Game of Magic book. New York (July 8, 2003) - Joan Lowery Nixon, a critically acclaimed author of books for young people, died Saturday, June 28, 2003 in Houston, Texas at the age of 76. Mrs. Nixon held a Journalism degree from the University of Southern California and also had credentials in elementary education. She specialized in writing mysteries for young adults, and was awarded The Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Award for 4 of her mysteries. Nixon is the only person to ever win 4 Edgar Awards.

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11 About the author Joan Lowery Nixon Born February 23rd 1927 She went to collage at University of Southern California She wrote over 130 books Has one son named Joe Nixon Died on June 28th 2003 at 76 years old Died of pancreatic cancer. 12 Thank You. Download ppt "A Deadly Game of Magic By: Joan Lowery Nixon. Similar presentations. Hunger games written by; suzanne collins publised in year 2008 power point done by: diamonique reynolds.

A Deadly Game of Magic Book Summary and Study Guide. Joan Lowery Nixon Booklist Joan Lowery Nixon Message Board. When stranded at a strangers house in the middle of a storm, Lisa finds out what it is like to go against a magician and a murderer. The story begins with several teenagers in a car. The driver's name is Bo Baxter, however, the first person narrative is from the view of Lisa.

Seeking shelter from a fierce Texas storm, four teens are trapped inside a strange house as unwitting players in a magician's evil games. The phone goes dead. A plaster head suddenly appears. A disembodied hand taps the mantel. Then the magic turns even more sinister, leading inevitably toward murder.

Read this years ago in 1998 in my early teens for junior high school summer reading. I absolutely love it! For some reason it came to mind one day recently and I just had to order. Strangely the characters are not the most Ellaborate but the read is overall enjoyable. It definitely managed to give me the creeps a few times reading it the 2nd time 20 years later. Definitely not as impactful as it was when I was in my early teens, but I found it simple and surprisingly enjoyable to read. You’re not getting super deep characters here, you’re basically dealing with kids stuck in a large house and getting the life scared out of them... nothing super deep but I still encourage everyone to check this out! It’s a quick read and because it’s so simple it’s rewarding to just blast through.
A lot of other reviews have complained about the characterization in this book. While I would be lying if I said it was perfect or that they were all realistic and not cliche, I have to say I think they are better than a lot of reviewers give them credit for. Bo is annoying, one-note, and obnoxious for the most part, but there's always at least one character like this in these sorts of books, his background makes this sort of personality reasonable, and he still has some depth and likeability revealed about him at a few key points. While both Teena and Julian were stereotypical in their own ways, she for being a sassy African American girl and he for being a somewhat effeminate ballet dancer, I thought both of them were realistic and deep in other ways; Teena provided a great deal of the comic relief which was most welcome, and while she had a bitter and abrasive side, this is not only explained by her background, it breaks at several other key moments, letting you see the worried and scared person behind it. As for Julian, while he is the quiet one for much of the book, that makes him more intriguing to me, and I also found him to be very insightful and intelligent which was also very welcome. Lisa, of course, is the most developed of all four, and even if being a student who struggles for her grades while the rest of her family is full of high-flown overachievers is stereotypical in its own way, it's also true to life. I certainly could sympathize since I too was always striving to do well in school--while I got far better grades than she did, that doesn't mean the pressure was any less intense. More so, in some ways. I also thought her delivery of the exposition regarding magic and magicians was fascinating, but then I have always had a love of such things so if you aren't into this, I can see how it might bother you.

The rest of the book, I think, speaks for itself. Tightly plotted, extremely suspenseful and intricate. There are cliche moments, but they are doled out throughout the narrative and used at just the right points, while there are also plenty of unusual and unique developments. The first trick with the dummy's head is especially hair-raising, and the way Nixon always describes that hall with the one open door is utterly chilling--"Nothing is Scarier" at its finest. The explanation for the backstory is well-given, and if it is a bit trite in the details it doesn't make it any less true-to-life, disturbing, or tragic. Even the main mystery of what happened to Ms. Gracie Ella, while it becomes obvious fairly quickly, doesn't detract from this since the gloating, evil teasing Chamberlain uses to hint at it is downright appalling and unsettling. The book itself beautifully employs descriptions to really settle in that feeling of darkness, emptiness, and silence to make the unease and terror build. While some have complained about the ending being unrealistic, there really weren't any other choices left to the kids, and the execution saves it I think--not Lisa's patter which is admitted in-story to be lame, but the build-up to Chamberlain revealing himself. That plus his voice and presence makes the whole thing spookier, as if he's some sort of eldritch abomination.

I also have to agree with one of the original reviews printed on the book: even though what happened to poor Ms. Gracie Ella is obvious after a while, the final reveal of it in the book's last sentence is suitably creepy and one final bit of unsettling horror. Recommended.
Very good
All of Joan Lowery Nixon's books are great. You can't put them down! You get into them so well, it's like you're there, experiencing it yourself! They get so suspensful, you finish one chapter, can't stop and turn the page as fast as you can, and all of a sudden, you've read the whole book in two hours, non-stop, with nightmares that night! This book makes you wonder, for instance... what's at the end of the hall? You see, this group of kids put on a performance and lost in the contest. They all felt so bad. So on their way home, they got caught in a thunderstorm and got lost. They ended up in a spooky mansion. They called a cab since their car wouldn't start anymore. The cab driver got at the mansion and had to go to the bathroom. He went down the long, dark, spooky hall and poked his head into the room at the end of the hall. He came running back down the hall, scared out of his mind, and fainted in front of the main character. It's really freaky, and you have to finish reading it right away to find out Who-Dunnit. If you read it non-stop, you really get into it, but if you read it like 20 minutes a day, it's not as good as it was meant. But it really grabs hold of you and i recommend it to absolutely anybody. Anybody would like it. I've read all of Nixon's books and they are just super. I garantee it.