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Book Review: Matilda By Roald Dahl

MATILDA is a book about a perfect little girl where every parents would love to have as their own. But unfortunately for Matilda, her parents doesn't really care much of her presence in the family. That, however, didn't stop her from nurturing herself with self taught skills, such as reading, self grooming, and cooking on her own. Nevertheless the pain of being part of the family that's quite negligence to her well being, and always finding faults to whatever she did, she usually found ways to actually get back at her family. which i much say although they deserved it, don't try it at home kids.

MATILDA went to read most of the books in the library on her own, which in turn giving us the list of books we might like to read after this in the future. Once she started attending school, her new set of adventures started. There, she met her new friend, Lavender; a wonderful teacher Miss Honey; and a dreadful principal, Miss Trunchbull who loom a shadow over the children attending that school. Matilda, who's an intelligent young girl, found out she has developed powers of telekinesis while she was in Miss Honey's class in the presence of Miss Trunchbull. With this, she actually formed an intelligent plan to get rid of Miss Trunchbull for the good of Miss Honey and the rest of the school.

This is a funny, cute book but of course I wouldn't recommend letting much younger readers without the supervisions of adults explaining them the moral of actions taken in this story itself, just in case. I pretty much enjoy reading this book. and I would recommend it to anybody who's in search of a good book. The characters are strong and actually easy to follow the plot of the story.

First Words. It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers.

Quote. “I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing our can do about it.”

Matilda by Roald Dahl Matilda
By Roald Dahl, Quentine Blake

Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half she's knocking off double-digit multiplication problems and blitz-reading Dickens. Even more remarkably, her classmates love her even though she's a super-nerd and the teacher's pet. But everything is not perfect in Matilda's world. For starters she has two of the most idiotic, self-centered parents who ever lived. Then there's the large, busty nightmare of a school principal, Mrs. ("The") Trunchbull, a former hammer-throwing champion who flings children at will and is approximately as sympathetic as a bulldozer. Fortunately for Matilda, she has the inner resources to deal with such annoyances: astonishing intelligence, saintly patience, and an innate predilection for revenge.

She warms up with some practical jokes aimed at her hapless parents, but the true test comes when she rallies in defense of her teacher, the sweet Miss Honey, against the diabolical Trunchbull. There is never any doubt that Matilda will carry the day. Even so, this wonderful story is far from predictable. Roald Dahl, while keeping the plot moving imaginatively, also has an unerring ear for emotional truth. The reader cares about Matilda because in addition to all her other gifts, she has real feelings.

Finished Reading: 14th October 2010
Acquire: 06th September 2011 (I’ve read the Library version the first time)
Rate } ♠♠♠♠♠
Genre }
Fiction | Children | Fantasy
Release Day }  12th October 2010
Publisher } Puffin
Format } Paperback
ISBN } 9780141301068
Pages } 240 pages
Source } Bought
Age Group } 9 yo +
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1 comments:

  1. I won a copy myself. I don't really like the ink cover.
    But it's the story that counts right.
    It never get's old.

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