Sunday, December 13, 2009

Matilda by Roald Dahl, reviewed by Sukanya Viswanathan

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Reviewed by
Name: Sukanya Viswanathan (10 years)
School: Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School, Humayun Road, New Delhi.

Matilda, one of Roald Dahl’s best books presents Matilda’s story in a very interesting and entertaining manner. Written in a simple and witty language, from a child’s point of view, it beautifully brings out the thoughts and feelings of a child.

Matilda is a small girl whose family does not appreciate her at all. A genius and unique girl, she had special mental powers which she sometimes used in order to take revenge on her family and the child-hating Principal Miss Trunchbull. On the other hand she also used these powers to help people whom she liked, like Miss Honey. Towards the end, Matilda’s family leaves for Spain and she is adopted by her favourite teacher, Miss Honey.

This shows us that LOVE is what binds people together and it is not necessary that adults are always right. You don’t have to be somebody important to make a change. It inspires each one of us to study and be smart like Matilda, so that even without the powers - we can be SUCCESSFUL in our own way.

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