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Today’s book review is by 10 year old D. Adrian from Chennai on an all time favourite book by Roald Dahl.
Adrian studies in Grade 5 and has enjoyed reviewing his favourite book Matilda by Roald Dahl.
Author- Roald Dahl
Illustrator- Quentin Blake
I am Adrian and I love reading books. This is the review of one of my favorite books- “Matilda” by Roald Dahl.
It is a classic, light hearted and inspirational book.
The story is about a female character who is kind, compassionate, humble,
intelligent and outspoken. Her name is Matilda Warmwood. She has an elder
brother by name Michael. Her parents are not very supportive and they often
ignore her while her brother was treated well by them. Her parents were biased to the extent that she was even deprived of education. Her mother felt that girls should give importance to their appearance and boys should be educated well. So, Matilda decides to learn by herself by reading books. When her parents were away for a while, Matilda used the opportunity well by going to a public library and eventually she managed to join a school. The class teacher Ms. Honey admired her intelligence and was very supportive. She decides to promote Matilda to a higher grade where another evil character enters the story by name Ms.Trunchbull who is the principal of the school. She hates children and does not agree to promote Matilda to a higher grade.
The story highlights a lot of emotions among the characters involved in the story. In short, this is a very interesting story to read and I will definitely recommend this book for beginners.
While the recommended age group for this book is 8-11 years, I feel it will be loved by children of all age groups. It is not too heavy and easy to hold. The font size is big enough to read without any struggle and most of the pages have an illustration that help us to relate to the story better.
I will give this book a 4 star rating
*On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest