This is the story of a young girl who survived her dreadful life through her love of books. Matilda is the child of two people who should never have had kids. They’re vain, they’re selfish, they’re greedy,they’re materialistic. They treat Matilda as if she’s a rodent who’s infiltrated their house. And when Matilda finally realizes the power she possesses to change her circumstances, watch out! You’re in for an unforgettable treat of laughs, insight, and quirky situations that could only come from the genius of Dahl.
Unlike the majority of children’s book authors, Dahl wrote for kids who didn’t want to be talked down to. His syntax was challenging and our vocabularies improved because of him. His sly sense of humor made us demand more from our reading material. The magic of every page taught us there was magic everywhere, if one only opened their eyes to it.