Monday, December 14, 2009

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, reviewed by Muskaan Shorewala

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Reviewed by
Name: Muskaan Shorewala (9 years)
School: Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School, Humayun Road, New Delhi.

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' is a fantastic book. The main theme of the book is how Charlie, a poor boy inherits the greatest chocolate factory ever.

Charlie Bucket, a delightful boy lives with his parents and four grandparents. Once a year on his birthday, Charlie is given a chocolate bar which he eats over the course of an entire month. One day he reads that the Lucky Five who find a golden ticket in their Wonka chocolate bar will receive a private tour of the factory, given by Mr.Wonka himself. For young Charlie Bucket this is a dream come true. Charlie and four children [Augustus Gloop, a greedy boy, spoiled Veruca Salt, gum addicted Violet Beaunegarde and television obsessed Mike Teavee] win the contest and go on a tour, led by Wonka. As the group moves from room to room, one child after another falls victim to his/her particular vices and is removed. Charlie is the only child who does not misbehave throughout the tour and takes over the company.

The book is so engrossing that I kept reading it without any break. Its message for the readers that ‘if you dream, you can get it’ is inspiring indeed!

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