Matilda Wormwood is brilliant, sensitive and brilliant. But her parents treat her as a scab, not a daughter—a scab to be endured until the time comes to flick her away to the next county, or preferably farther. But her father (car salesman) and mother (with platinum hair) are no match for her sharp genius. And when she is attacked by Miss Trunchbull, the headmistress, Mati...more
Then there is her school life and enters Mrs. Trunchbull. She is evil. Not simply...more
This book's main protagonist,...more
This story could be used as a manual to parents on how to NOT raise your kids and to all the Trunchbottoms, on how to Not teach children.
All the Trunchbottoms watch out their next pupil might just be like Matilda or up the ante maybe the gi...more
Comments while reading:
"Matilda's parents are sooo stupid!"
"What is a 'used car salesman'?"
"How does putting sawdust and oil in a car's gearbox make it run smoother?"
"The funniest parts are when Miss Trunchbull hurled the kids out of the classroom, and when the newt fell on her."
"How come Miss Trunchbull made Nigel stand with one leg up while facing the wall? That's a weird punishment."
"What?! Miss Honey's wicked aunt is Miss Trunchbull?"
I wore men's cords and snap up western shirts under tee shirts, and was often barefoot when I could get away with it (I kept my duct taped corduroy converse in my backpack and would just slip them on when I went into class)I dyed my hair every week and went to a lot of local punk and third wave shows (srsly, a lot - like at least two a week and I rarely paid my way in).
Contrast with E. who wore heels an...more
Every one should read this no matter what age…
The plot, basically
Matilda is a very, very intelligent kid. She is just 4 or 5 years old, but she already has a very advanced mind. She loves reading books and seems to be a math genius. Unfortunately, she has a very mean and problematic family. Her parents hate her, and they neglect her all the time.
She goes to school and meets the terrifying Miss Trunchbull. Miss Trunchbull runs the whole school, and she is fear...more
Some of Dahl's grownups are so absurdly cruel, it emphasizes the fact that there are a lot of adults who should not be allowed near children. (I'm thinking of...more
Ireland this over...more
Just a few of its attractions:
- a fiendishly, freakishly precocious protagonist, whose precocity is depicted as a source of both value and supernatural powers. We're supposed to love Matilda *because* she's smart (a welcome relief from the nerd-bashing and suffocating averageness of other kids'-lit...more
«С тех пор каждый день, как только мать уезжала из дома, Матильда приходила в библиотеку. Дорога занимала всего десять минут, и девочка целых два часа могла наслаждаться чтением, тихонько сидя в уголке и проглатывая одну книгу за другой.»
Ох уж эти гипертрофированные директрисы, раскручивающие учеников за косы и оттягивающие уши. Родители, тупые и быдловатые, которые гнобят свою дочь за любовь к книгам, а в конце спокойно отказываются от нее. Учительницы, красивые-умные-добрые, страдающие от несп...more
Matilda is a great story about a little girl whose dream is to go to school. At the age of 6 her horrible parents decide to let her go. The one thing she didn't know is that this school was no ordinary school. It was horrible!
While most of the the tachers were kind, the Principal was horrendous. She was a Olympic Champion at Javelin and Hammer Throwing, and she would use these skills against the children (I cannot how awful it was). Matilda discovers that she is able to fight back by a...more
Dahl's first published work, inspired by a meeting with C. S. Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya. Today the story is published as "A Piece of Cake". The story, about his wartime a...more