Matilda is a book about an exceptional young girl with a love for reading books. Throughout the story Matilda has to put up with her neglectful parents who are unaware that she even exists. Determined to get an education Matilda teaches her self to read by secretly going to the library. Eventually when her parents realise that they have to take their daughter to school, Matilda meets Miss Honey, her quiet and loveable teacher, however she is also faced with the horrible Miss Trunchbull who is even more cruel than her careless parents. Matilda soon realises that she has supernatural powers that she can use to her advantage both at school and at home.
I think great book for young children, it contains a lot of humour and magic which young children can appeal to.