Matilda

Reviewed by: Azkalia Rafadila

Every parent cares about his or her kid, right?  I thought so until I read Matilda, Roald Dahl’s classic about a little girl with horrible parents that only loved her annoying brother. They treated her like she was nothing even though she was actually a genius. Her parents wouldn’t let her have books, so at 4 years old she walked to the library alone. After a while, she started taking revenge every time she felt like she was treated wrongly by her parents. When she starts school and she met the nicest teacher, Miss Honey and the worst headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Miss Honey noticed Matilda could read adult books and could do the math for 12-year-old kids but they have to face people who don’t want them to succeed or be happy. For one week, every class will be taught by Miss Trunchbull and that’s when things get exciting. Read the book to find out what will happen to Matilda and Miss Honey.

My favourite part was towards the end where Matilda uses her brainpower and pretends to become someone else (no spoilers!) because it’s satisfying to have revenge on mean people. I think the book has many lessons on courage and friendship and teaches us to never underestimate kids. It also made me wonder how could parents be so ignorant their kid? It also made me feel so lucky to have awesome parents. By the way, I have watched the movie, and I think the book was better. It is one of the favourite books and I recommend the book for YOU whoever is reading this, have fun reading!

“She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”