Monday, December 19, 2011

Bibliophile's Corner

Matilda
by Roald Dahl

Flap Copy description:
Matilda is a genius. Unfortunately her family treats her like a dolt. Her crooked car-salesman father and loud bingo-obsessed mother think Matilda's only talent is as a scapegoat for everything that goes wrong in their miserable lives. But it's not long before the sweet and sensitive child decides to fight back. Faced with practical jokes of sheer brilliance, her parents don't stand a chance.
The "Trunchbull," however, is a different story. Miss Trunchbull, ex-Olympic hammer thrower and headmistress of Matilda's school, has terrorized generations of Crunchem Hall students - and teachers. But when she goes after sweet Miss Honey, the one teacher who believes in Matilda, she goes too far.

My thoughts:
The award-winning author, Roald Dahl, was truly inspired when he wrote the classic - Matilda. The precocious pranks and hilarious humor in this middle-grade novel are woven together with the element of the little guy (little girl, in this case) taking down the big bully. I laughed out loud while reading this wonderful book! I would highly recommend Matilda to readers of all ages.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen the movie, but I've never actually read the book! Thanks for the review. Sounds like a good book. :)

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