By Roald Dahl - Matilda (Reprint) Paperback – Jul 17 2007
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The heroine of this little book also carries its name. Matilda is incredibly intelligent, even as a small child. Living with her boorish parents and oblivious brother, she teaches herself to read from the various magazine and newspapers lying about the house. Her parents are completely indifferent to their only daughter and it is only by playing small tricks on them when they've been particularly nasty that little Matilda is able to keep a hold on her sanity. By age five and a half Matilda has read all the children's books in the library and quite a few of the adult ones as well. On entering school for the first time, our protagonist comes face to face with a very worthy enemy. The Head Teacher, Miss Trunchbull, is the worst kind of dangerous violent adult. It is only through Matilda's cleverness that she is able to come to the aid of her teacher, Miss Honey, and save the school from the Trunchbull's insanity.
As I mentioned before, Matilda is just the nicest kid ever. Intelligent without ever becoming pig-headed. Nice without becomes precious. She's just a swell child all around.Read more ›
Matilda's first grade teacher Miss Honey is extremely nice. She is the first person to recognize Matilda's brilliance and wants to help Matilda reach her full potential, but Ms. Honey has problems of her own, and isn't strong enough to face the Trunchbull either. Since Matilda is being held back and is not allowed to use her brain to the fullest of it's potential, a force builds up inside of her.Read more ›
First off, i love how much detail Roald Dahl puts in his writing. He doesn't just put: "Enter," said the Trunchbull. He writes a scentence like this. '"Enter," boomed the deep and dangerous voice of Miss Trunchbull.
Secondly, he puts so much livelyness into his work. Roald Dahl writes it like you are write there, at that time, with one of the characters, feeling the tension or happiness. It feels like you are experiencing it live.
My favorite character was the Trunchbull. I really enjoy the way she acts, it's like a cobra. She gets all sweet and quiet wen she becomes dangerous. Miss Trunchbull also shows no mercy what so ever. She'll hold a boy by his ears if he can't spell the word "what".
The plot of this story was entertaning and meaningful, (which didn't suprise me at all when i knew it was written by Roald Dahl). It was perfect, just what you don't expect with a little girl growing up in alittle family don't give a hoot about her or her education. Yet you want her to grow up going to good schools and you hate her parents because they don't care about her, and you do.
I like the way the events are written in Roald Dahl's writing. He doesn't just hammer the events ll down at once, he puts an event, then a breather, then an event, then a breather, and so on.
I have come to an end on the "preview" that i did on Matilda, because, as i said in the begining; it would take at least two journals. So if i were to give this book a rating, 1 being the best, 10 being the worst, i would give it a 1. And i hope as many people did and will enjoy Roald Dahl as i do.
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An excellent book for people of all ages...many lessons can be taken fro the textPublished 3 months ago by Jack Jones
Christmas gift for my granddaughter - quality pages and binding throughout and arrived prior to the expected delivery date!Published 14 months ago by Jan Longmore
I have loved this book since reading it as a child. Very fun! The movie is also great, maybe even better, which is rare.Published 18 months ago by T. Desrosiers
I LOVE IT!!!Ronald Dahl is a brilliant author!I'm giving the story 5stars because It totally deserves it!I LOVE how he makes me get feelings. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Molly Tudan
I liked this book because Matilda is a very smart girl and Roald Dahl has a great imagination also a very smart manPublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Matilda is really a must-read book for both children and adults. It is allegedly Dahls' most mature and exquisite work. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2013 by Boyko Ovcharov
Matilda was, according to Roald Dahl, one the most difficult books that he ever wrote, but it is also one of his most popular, standing alongside Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,... Read morePublished on Dec 31 2011 by Omnes
I think that this is a really good book because it is entertaining and all of all the other books I try to red is not entertainingPublished on Jan. 8 2006 by Mirella