Willkommen zurück to another “Why You Need to Read the Book:”! In these short and sweet posts, I tell you about my favorite middle grade books and why you need to read them.
Matilda is an extra-ordinary character. You may have read this book already, but if you haven’t, here’s a brief description of the book:
Matilda is a five-year-old girl with extra ordinary powers. She can move items with her eyes. She lives in England with two nasty parents and a (bit of a jerk, although not as terrible as her parents) brother. She loves to read. She learned how to read when she was three. She read the cookbook in her mother’s kitchen over and over again. She decides to play nasty tricks on her parents whenever they were extra mean, for example, glueing the top of her father’s hat to his head before he went to work to sell used cars for expensive prices.
When she arrives at her school, Crunchum Hall, she learns the headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, is a monster. She even saw a girl get swung around by her pigtails at recess! If you are bad, you are put in the chokey, a cupboard in the Trunchbull’s office that she throws children in. (Lined with nails and spikes and broken glass) But not everything is bad at Crunchum Hall. She meets a girl named Lavender. She loves her teacher, Miss Honey.
In Matilda, the main idea is that even if you are smaller or younger, if you set your mind to it you can achieve anything. This book has even been made into a movie and a musical! (I highly recommend checking it out.😉)
Thanks for reading!
In Matilda, the theme and main idea is that even if you are smaller or younger, if you set your mind to it you can achieve anything. You can see Matildaachieving things even at the beginning of the book. Matilda’s biggest achievement was that she got Miss Trunchbull out of the school.