Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Book Review #97 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket #1) by Roald Dahl

For the first time in a decade, Willy Wonka, the reclusive and eccentric chocolate maker, is opening his doors to the public--well, five members of the public to be exact. The lucky five who find a Golden Ticket in their Wonka chocolate bars will receive a private tour of the factory, given by Mr. Wonka himself. For young Charlie Bucket, this a dream come true. And, when he finds a dollar bill in the street, he can't help but buy two Wonka's Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delights--even though his impoverished family could certainly use the extra dollar for food. But as Charlie unwraps the second chocolate bar, he sees the glimmer of gold just under the wrapper! The very next day, Charlie, along with his unworthy fellow winners Mike Teavee, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, and Augustus Gloop, steps through the factory gates to discover whether or not the rumors surrounding the Chocolate Factory and its mysterious owner are true. What they find is that the gossip can't compare to the extraordinary truth, and for Charlie, life will never be the same again. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, another unforgettable masterpiece from the legendary Roald Dahl, never fails to delight, thrill, and utterly captivate.

My Rating: 4/5
This is my favourite Roald Dahl book. Even though the intended audience is for children, it is still enjoyable for adults. 

I read this book for the first time when I was 5 or 6 years old and this is the first time I have read it since. I wouldn't say I liked it as much as back then, but I still enjoyed it. 

I haven't seen any of the movie adaptations of this movie yet, so it will be interesting to see how they compare to the book.

I love Roald Dahl's writing style as it is engaging whilst humerous at the same time.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read this book in a while but I really love the Johnny Depp Charlie and the Chocolate Factory adaptation. I think Dahl does a great job of writing stories for people of all ages to enjoy.