BFG, The

Roald Dahl
Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any of the other giants-rather than the BFG-she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that they are flush-bunking off in England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!


Reviewed: 2021-04-08

Sophie is an orphan who gets taken away one night by the Big Friendly Giant, aka BFG, to Giant Country after seeing him through her window. There, BFG tells Sophie all about the other giants who go off at night and eat humans (the BFG doesn't eat humans). After finding out they're planning on going back to her home country to eat a bunch of school children, Sophie finally convinces the BFG that enough is enough!

I wish I would have read this book as a kid! I was giggling to myself at the names and words BFG would use. I know if I read this when I was younger I would have cracked up and rolled around in a fit! This is a funny, fast read. I can see everyone at least smiling at some of the words being said. It's just a bit silly to be honest.

Reviewed: 2020-02-02
The only thing better than reading The BFG for the 1st time as a kid is rereading it for the 5th time as an adult and still being just as delighted. Roald Dahl doesn't disappoint with this classic tale of giants and orphans and fizzy sodas and queens. A must-read for kids of all ages.
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