A. Dawes
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re-read.

I remember reading this and not being able to put it down. Re-reading it now is obviously a different experience.

It's far more simplistic than I remember, full of grotesque things that delight younger readers. It also felt terribly English t
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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
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James lives with an Aunt, and doesn't really have a sense of home or belonging/

Magic crystals change an old peach tree into a magical place. James enters an enormous fruit and meets a gang of new mates: an anthropomorphized ladybug a lady -
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A. Dawes and 15 other people liked Sophie Crane's review of The BFG:
The BFG by Roald Dahl
"This book has a really interesting play with language, consequence of Dahl's genius. It can be read in that way as a child's Ulysses. Very fun, simple plot, if slightly odd. I missed reading this as a child. As an adult I enjoyed this hugely, but..." Read more of this review »
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The BFG by Roald Dahl
""Human beans is thinking they is very clever, but they is not. They is nearly all of them notmuchers and squeakpips," says the BFG in Roald Dahl's most philosophical work, and, well, that's about accurate I guess, and I'm not sure how I feel about..." Read more of this review »
A. Dawes and 20 other people liked Heather - hturningpages's review of The BFG:
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"Just as delightful as I remember! :)"
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
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Reread. A poor loving boy and his grandfather win a prize and tour the wondrous chocolate factory of the eccentric Wonka. One of those children's stories that stays with you. Pulls at the heartstrings. Has Dahl's typical mischief and twists. Plus wha ...more
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