Matilda

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
Book review by Akshara

Submitted: June 30, 2015

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Matilda

By Roald Dahl

Book review by Akshara Aravinda

 

An exhilarating book, Matilda is written by the renowned Roald Dahl and is illustrated by Quentin Blake.

As a young prodigy, Matilda Wormwood learns to: speak fluently at a phenomenal age of one and a half; read at three; and at an amazing age of four, she could read fast and well!

Sadly, Mr and Mrs Wormwood fail to recognise her inconceivable ability, and instead of applauding her, they call her spoilt; they think that Matilda is a nuisance who should watch more TV and read fewer books!

Fortunately, Matilda’s delightful teacher, Miss Honey, thinks unlike Matilda’s despicable parents. She recognises Matilda’s remarkable talent to multiply huge figures in her head as fast as lightning and read as fluent as an adult. Presently, Matilda discovers a power which might just unlock the secrets of Miss Honey’s past…which might just get rid of her school’s obnoxious headmistress…

In my opinion, my favourite part is when Miss Honey unearths Matilda’s brilliance at the beginning of her schooling. The part I didn’t like was when the Trunchbull rejects Miss Honey’s plea for Matilda to be put in a higher class.

Overall, I think that this book is thrilling. If you like tales of abhorrent parents and horrible headmistresses, with a little fantasy, you will certainly relish this. I recommend this book for children of all ages.

 


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