Matilda by Roald Dahl
Name: Ayesha Chowdhury (9 years)
School: Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School, Humayun Road, New Delhi.
Matilda is a delightful tale about the brilliant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wormwood, who were the worlds most crooked parents. They never realize what a genius their child is.
She surrounds herself in the magical world of books and by the time she is five and a half years old, she has read all the books in the children's section of the public library. She can also do difficult mathematical problems!
Matilda comes up with 'small victories' to get back at her selfish and annoying parents.
At the Crunchem Hall Primary School she has an awful Headmistress by the name of Miss Trunchbull but she adores her teacher, Miss Honey who was the first person to realize how bright she was.
Matilda finds out that she has magical powers - she could move objects just by using her eyes! She uses this as a weapon to teach a lesson to her wicked Headmistress.
After many horrible years she finally finds a home full of love!
This book is a funny story of a little girl's victory over mean and cruel adults. The characters are lively and are great fun to read about. Every child will love it.