For most kids, The Trunchbull is pure terror, but for Matilda, she's a sitting duck.
Who put superglue in Dad's hat? Was it really a ghost that made Mom tear out of the house? Matilda is a genius with idiot parents—and she's having a great time driving them crazy. But at school things are different. At school there's Miss Trunchbull, two hundred menacing pounds of kid-hating headmistress. Get rid of The Trunchbull and Matilda would be a hero. But that would take a superhuman genius, wouldn't it?
My Rating: 5/5
This is the first Roald Dahl book I have read since I was a child. I found this book to be engaging from the very first page.
Matilda is a very likeable character even if her family don't agree. I instantly liked her.
I found Matilda's family really interesting, especially her mother who had some funny quotes.
I would recommend this book for people of any age because I think everyone would be able to find something in this they will enjoy.
I am also looking forward to reading more of Roald Dahl.