Matilda

Roald Dahl
Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half she's knocking off double-digit multiplication problems and blitz-reading Dickens. Even more remarkably, her classmates love her even though she's a super-nerd and the teacher's pet. But everything is not perfect in Matilda's world. For starters she has two of the most idiotic, self-centered parents who ever lived. Then there's the large, busty nightmare of a school principal, Miss ("The") Trunchbull, a former hammer-throwing champion who flings children at will and is approximately as sympathetic as a bulldozer. Fortunately for Matilda, she has the inner resources to deal with such annoyances: astonishing intelligence, saintly patience, and an innate predilection for revenge.

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Reviewed: 2020-12-11
why i haven't read it 10 years back !!
Reviewed: 2020-11-09

Another one by Roald Dahl that was just "meh". I think that this author is creative but overall his pieces are not the happy go lucky type of material that I would want to cherish and faun over. A lot of his work is dark and degrading almost on a disrespectful level. The story of Matilda in a nutshell is just okay. I didn't like the majority of the characters and found their level of parenting or just general behavior towards kids and other people appalling. Makes me question what type of upbringing the author had. Must not have been a good one. 

Reviewed: 2019-11-30
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