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Matilda by Roald Dahl
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May 09, 2012

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Road Dahl’s Matilda is a really enjoyable read. Matilda is a child genius. By the age of four she has read the entire children’s section in the local library. Her father is a crooked car dealer and her mother is addicted to bingo. They are both tv addicts who don’t appreciate or have time for their daughter Matilda. Things begin to get worse when she starts Crunchem primary school which is run by the truly terrifying Miss Trunchball who loves to frighten and terrorize her pupils threatening them with’ the chokey.’ There is one person in her life who treats her well. This is Miss Honey. Miss Honey also has a terrible secret but it doesn’t affect her teaching because she loves children. Matilda begins to develop social powers and uses her superior intelligence to gain revenge on her selfish parents and the evil Miss Trunchball. Miss Honey takes a special interest in Matilda, she nurtures her talents and tries to make her parents understand how unique their daughter is. In turn, Matilda wants to help Miss. Honey and make her school a less frightening place. Matilda is a gifted little girl, but can she defeat both Miss Trunchball and her parents?" This is a very heart-warming story full of surprise and humour. This exciting book is suitable for both children and adults.
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