Thursday, September 15, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Matilda

So after last week I couldn't help but throw up another favorite book from my childhood.  I've read the book, seen the movie, and can't wait to see the Broadway play.

Original Publishing Date: June 1, 1999
Publisher: Puffin
Author: Roald Dahl
Series: Stand Alone

Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half she's knocking off double-digit multiplication problems and blitz-reading Dickens. Even more remarkably, her classmates love her even though she's a super-nerd and the teacher's pet. But everything is not perfect in Matilda's world. For starters she has two of the most idiotic, self-centered parents who ever lived. Then there's the large, busty nightmare of a school principal, Mrs. ("The") Trunchbull, a former hammer-throwing champion who flings children at will and is approximately as sympathetic as a bulldozer. Fortunately for Matilda, she has the inner resources to deal with such annoyances: astonishing intelligence, saintly patience, and an innate predilection for revenge.

I have read almost, if not all, Roald Dahl book out there.  They were some of my favorites growing up, and it was pretty awesome that they made the BFG into a movie this year.  My favorite book is James and the Giant Peach.

Anyone else have a favorite Roald Dahl book?


  1. I've always loved the BFG book the most! :) I've yet to see the movie adaption though, I feel like I'm going to be disappointed when I do.

    1. I haven't seen it yet either, because I was on the fence about it. Now I feel the need for Roald Dahl re-read soon!