Monday, December 14, 2009

Matilda by Roald Dahl, reviewed by Pragya Chakladar

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Reviewed by
Name: Pragya Chakladar (8 years)
School: Delhi Public School, Indirapuram

Matilda, written by the famous author Roald Dahl, is a book about a little girl called Matilda who is gifted with magical powers. Her parents neglected her and treated her badly. From a very young age, it was evident that Matilda was an intelligent and specially-gifted child because she could read books that were written for grown ups. Matilda was a nice and cheerful girl. She went to a school called Crunchen Hall Primary School. The headmistress of the school, Mrs Trunchbull, was a very strict woman who liked to terrorise children.
Although school life was tough for Matilda, she continued to do well at school with the help of a kind teacher called Miss Honey. Mrs Trunchbull was Miss Honey’s aunt and had taken over her property after her father died. Matilda liked Miss Honey very much because she unlike Mrs Trunchbull, she was very kind and loved children.
One day Matilda discovered she had a magical power by which she could move objects by using her eyes and mind. Matilda decided to teach Mrs Trunchbull a lesson for all the cruelty she showed to children. Matilda scares Mrs Trunchbull using her magical powers. Mrs Trunchbull thinks it is a ghost and gets very scared. Nobody ever saw Mrs Trunchbull again and Miss Honey got back her property and estate. Miss Honey and Matilda were very fond of each other. Miss Honey adopted Matilda, and they both lived happily together.
Roald Dahl has written an enjoyable book. His writing style is very descriptive and imaginative. You can easily visualise the characters and scenes while reading the book. All the children should read this wonderful book.

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