Matilda is the story of, as the title suggests, Matilda Wormwood a 5 year old genius and her struggle against numerous antagonists (mainly Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood and of course the evil Miss Trunchbull). Early in the story it is made very clear that Matilda is smarter than your average 5 year old and her personality will quickly capture the heart of any reader! As Matilda grows up and enters school she meets a great friend, Lavender, and finds a wonderful role model and friend in her teacher, Miss Honey. When Matilda discovers she has “special abilities” she uses her power to help her friends and set all right at her school. Matilda is great read and has many funny and light-hearted qualities. Readers will love entering Matilda’s world and, who knows they may never want to leave. As my first Roald Dahl book I have to say that it was not what I was expecting, but it never disappointed. I will definitely be reading his other titles as well!
Reviewed by Brian