Matilda by Roald Dahl
Describe it in 25 words or less. An extremely precocious girl who has horrid parents and an even worse principal, finds a friend in her school teacher, and the books she reads.
Any particular reason for choosing this book? Gable read this book a while back, and I saw that it was short, and decided to read it, as well.
Genre: Drama/Children’s Literature
Who was your favorite character and why? Miss Honey, because I could relate to her lifestyle, in a way, but I also liked Matilda, as well, because she helped Miss Honey with her problems.
Who was your least favorite character and why? Miss Trunchbull, because she was unfair.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? Was it worth the wait? Took a small while, but it was sure worth it!
Was it plot or character driven? I would say more character driven.
What did you think of the ending? Sweet.
What was the moral of the story? To help those you care about and give those you don’t a taste of their own medicine!
Favorite quote: “The whole object in life, Headmistress, is to go forwards.” – Miss Honey to Miss Trunchbull.
Have you read other books by the same author? Yes, I’m a Roald Dahl fan.
How does the book compare to the film? I have seen the film, and it had some differences compared to the book, but they were only small ones, not anything too major.
Who would you recommend it to? People who feel ignored or bullied.
Number of unknown words: 24
Recipe: Rich Chocolate Cake
Is there someone you’d trade your family for?