Monday, December 14, 2009

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, reviewed by Shubhang Gopal

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Reviewed by
Name: Shubhang Gopal
School: Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School

In the Book “CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY,” Roald Dahl takes us on a roller coaster ride full of adventures. Every twist in the tale is so captivating that we find it impossible to put the book down.
The central character Charlie is a poor but kind, intelligent and truthful boy who loves chocolates, but can afford to have them only once in a year. The simplicity of Charlie makes us wish that may he get the golden ticket to the chocolate factory, the chance of which is one in a million!
Mr. Willy Wonka appears to be an eccentric, funny and kindhearted candy maker. The other characters like Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Mike Teavee and Violet Beauregarde seem to be very real and the illustrations by Quentin Blake further make the characters come alive. We view the different qualities of the characters and are encouraged to identify with the good ones. The story tells us about the power of dreams and hopes. The book ends with a sweet taste in the mouth and a warm feeling in the heart, making us believe that “good things do happen to good people”.
The book has remained a favourite all the way through with my grandparents, parents and now me - proving it to be a great fantasy classic of all times.

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