Date finished: Saturday 29th April 2017
First time reading?: Of Course Not
From Goodreads: “Matilda Wormwood’s father is a mean crooked crook. And her mother’s just plain stupid. They think Matilda is nuisance who should watch more TV and read fewer books! But her lovely teacher Miss Honey thinks Matilda is a genius. Matilda has a few extraordinary tracks up her sleeve, so her horrible parents and even more horrible headmistress had better watch out.”
There was something magical about returning to reading a Roald Dahl book at age 28. It has been years and years since I read anything by him, and he was one of my favourite authors as a child. It almost seems a shame that he took a back bencher for so long, because re-reading “Matilda” as an adult was a completely different experience to reading it as a child.
Dahl’s writing style is so enchanting; it just sucks you in and you can’t help but stay there. The whole ‘one more chapter’ thing just turns into the whole book so easily. And not just because they’re obviously written for kids.
Theres so much to enjoy for adults in these books too. The messages behind them are still meaningful today, and I found myself appreciating to book and characters so much more than I did when I was younger.
“Matilda” was always one of my favourite books by Roald Dahl, and the experience of reading it again as an adult was just as magical as I remember. I’m looking forward to working my way through a re-read of his other books too, and there’s even a few in my box set that I never read as a child. Exciting times ahead.
My rating: 8/10