MATILDA by Roald Dahl - Book Review


      Author-Roald Dahl
     Illustrated – Quentin Blake
      Published By-Puffin

  Matilda is a book written by Roald Dahl in 1988.It is a wonderful book and I was not able to keep my eye away from the book when I  got it.Now you   would to understand how interesting the book is.
The book tells us the story of a small girl named Matilda.She lives with her  parents Mr &Mrs Wormwood and her brother Michael wormwood. Matilda is an intelligent child who is gifted in mathematics and reading. But her parents doesn’t approve of that and her father tears her library book when he sees her reading it. Her fater Mr Wormwood is an extremely dishonest business man and her mother Mrs Wormwood is an inattentive mother for her children and give importance to her appearance and loves to play bingo. Her brother Michael loves watching television and doesn’t really care about studies and reading just like them. 
Matilda starts her schooling late when she was five and half years old. But her teacher Miss Jennifer Honey realises that she is gifted in mathematics and reading . Miss Honey is the first person to appreciate and encourage her extraordinary intelligence. Miss Trunch Bull the head mistress is unkind and used to torture her students on a torture chamber called the Chokey. Everyone is afraid of her . Miss Honey requests Miss Trunchbull to shift her to upper class. But Miss Trunchbull doesn’t agree with that and Miss Honey tries to teach her in another way to give her book of upper class students and tells her to read it during the class. One day Miss Honey was announcing a message and told Matilda to stop reading and listen. The announcement was that Miss Trunchbul will be coming to each class on a day per week, on our class its Thursday. So everyone should study multiplication table, spellings and also she will come just after the lunch break so keep the class neat and tidy and wash your hands properly , cut your nails properly and also don’t argue with her. One child should bring water in her jug and keep it on the table.”So, who will do the duty ?”asked Miss Honey. Then one of Mathilda’s classmate Lavender stood up and said that he will do the job. The next day was Thursday. Lavender decided to prank on Miss Trunchbul…….
Do you want to know what Lavender did and what what happens next ?
Well I will not tell you . You should read the book Matilda……………

Bhadra, VI D

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