‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl [Book Review]

Today, for probably the first time since I was at primary school, I finished my 10th book of the month! 10th! I’m certainly getting ahead of the game for the 2016 Reading Challenge.

Title: Matilda
Author: Roald Dahl
Released: 1988
Pages: 240
Category: #33 A classic from the 20th century
Rating: 6/10

“Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.”

Matilda is a precocious child, with an innate ability to learn. Living with rude, intolerant parents, Matilda is largely forced to fend for herself. When she’s finally afforded the freedom to attend school, her wonderful teacher, Miss Honey, identifies Matilda’s intelligence and carefully nurtures it, away from the prying eyes of evil headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.

Being one of Roald Dahl’s most famous, well-loved novels, Matilda features elements of magic and the discoveries of friendship, kindness and love.


Whilst I undoubtedly enjoyed the movie more than the book, this was still a special read. I can’t actually remember whether or not I read it as a child – I know I read other Roald Dahl books, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Twits – but it resonated with me all the same.

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