Matilda
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, Miss ("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.She warms up with some practical jokes aimed at her hapless parents, but the true test comes when she rallies in defense of her teacher, the sweet Miss Honey, against the diabolical Trunchbull. There is never any doubt that Matilda will carry the day. Even so, this wonderful story is far from predictable. Roald Dahl, while keeping the plot moving imaginatively, also has an unerring ear for emotional truth. The reader cares about Matilda because in addition to all her other gifts, she has real feelings.

Matilda Details

TitleMatilda
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 1st, 1998
PublisherPuffin Books
ISBN-139780141301068
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Childrens, Humor

Matilda Review

  • Raeleen Lemay
    January 1, 1970
    This book was so great! I do enjoy the movie a bit more, but nevertheless this will always be a favorite of mine. I also really want to re-read some more Roald Dahl books now!
  • Ariel
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely delightful. I really wish I'd read this when I was a kid - I would have related to and loved Matilda so much! I like that this is a book for children that doesn't cater to them - it treats them like intelligent beings. The plot was exciting, the characters fun, and the themes interesting.All together I've only read two Dahl books now (Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) but I definitely want to keep reading them!
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  • Darth J
    January 1, 1970
    While I personally love a book about a child prodigy (especially in the area of telekinesis), I had a different reaction to this book while rereading it as an adult. As a kid I thought Matilda was awesome, she was intelligent and independent. As an adult I see this as a book about gross neglect and a commentary on absentee parenting and its role in our children's education. I come from a county where the dropout rate is high and everyone wants to blame the teachers, but no one identifies the rea While I personally love a book about a child prodigy (especially in the area of telekinesis), I had a different reaction to this book while rereading it as an adult. As a kid I thought Matilda was awesome, she was intelligent and independent. As an adult I see this as a book about gross neglect and a commentary on absentee parenting and its role in our children's education. I come from a county where the dropout rate is high and everyone wants to blame the teachers, but no one identifies the real problem of parents or caregivers not taking an active role in their child's schooling. To many of them, school is free babysitting and nothing more. They take no interest in helping their children succeed and tell the educators that it is their job to teach the children, disavowing any responsibility of their own. Once in a while you have a special case like Matilda who decides to work on her education on her own, despite the indifference of her parents. But more often these children turn into cases for Child Protective Services (or the equivalent) due to the negligence occurring in their home lives.Matilda gets her happy ending, but most children in similar situations do not. Reread this as an adult with the above perspective and you will find a chilling tale of a child trying to create something better for herself than the toxic circumstances she was born into.
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  • Miranda Reads
    January 1, 1970
    Does anyone really, truly love to learn as much as Matilda? Books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone. She is such an inspiration - and not only because of the freaky telekinetics. When I first read this book as a fifth grader, I absolutely connected with her. FINALLY! someone who likes to read as much as me! I would spend hours at the library with my mother, steadily reading my way through a pack of books. It was my dream to say, “I'm wondering what to read next." Does anyone really, truly love to learn as much as Matilda? Books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone. She is such an inspiration - and not only because of the freaky telekinetics. When I first read this book as a fifth grader, I absolutely connected with her. FINALLY! someone who likes to read as much as me! I would spend hours at the library with my mother, steadily reading my way through a pack of books. It was my dream to say, “I'm wondering what to read next." Matilda said. "I've finished all the children's books.” Unfortunately, I never got the chance but I firmly maintain that if my mother took me to a (significantly) smaller library then I (maybe) could've said Matilda's signature line.Two, very important things:1) Matilda belongs to an absolutely terrible family. Wholly and truly despicable. Her father cheats people out of their money, her mother is downright nasty and her older brother complaisantly watches as she's harassed.2) Matilda is an absolute genius.She began reading at the age of three and hadn't stopped since. Every time she showed the least bit of exceptional talent, her family would maliciously shoot her down. She finds solace in books and in a few rather clever pranks on her folks.When Matilda is old enough, she is sent to primary school, in Miss Honey's class. She immediately becomes attached and adores school even more than the library. When Mrs. Trunchbull - the resident evil Headmistress - picks on Matilda's class, Matilda soon discovers several extremely rare and eccentric talents that will knock Mrs. Trunchbull off her feet.This was wholly and endearingly charming. So many wonderful memories were relived during this reread - and wow. They certainly didn't censor kids books back then!Audiobook CommentsNarrated by Kate Winslet - absolutely stunning. I can only imagine what her face looked like when she used the "Trunchbull" voice. If you're itching for a reread - definitely pick up the audio!!Blog | Instagram
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  • Bookdragon Sean
    January 1, 1970
    Matilda is a lovely little book. It’s a book about standing up against bullies (no matter who the bullies are.) It’s also a book about learning to live with yourself, about being who you are despite the pressures those who are supposed to love you may exert on your personality. It’s a book written for readers and one that establishes so firmly why reading is so damn important in a world that is becoming increasingly detached from the things that truly matter in life. I wish I’d read it when I wa Matilda is a lovely little book. It’s a book about standing up against bullies (no matter who the bullies are.) It’s also a book about learning to live with yourself, about being who you are despite the pressures those who are supposed to love you may exert on your personality. It’s a book written for readers and one that establishes so firmly why reading is so damn important in a world that is becoming increasingly detached from the things that truly matter in life. I wish I’d read it when I was a kid.
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  • Grace Tjan
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars from my little girl, Jess (age 7).SPOILERS!Comments while reading:"Matilda's parents are sooo stupid!""What is a 'used car salesman'?""How does putting sawdust and oil in a car's gearbox make it run smoother?""The funniest parts are when Miss Trunchbull hurled the kids out of the classroom, and when the newt fell on her.""How come Miss Trunchbull made Nigel stand with one leg up while facing the wall? That's a weird punishment.""What?! Miss Honey's wicked aunt is Miss Trunchbull?""What i 5 stars from my little girl, Jess (age 7).SPOILERS!Comments while reading:"Matilda's parents are sooo stupid!""What is a 'used car salesman'?""How does putting sawdust and oil in a car's gearbox make it run smoother?""The funniest parts are when Miss Trunchbull hurled the kids out of the classroom, and when the newt fell on her.""How come Miss Trunchbull made Nigel stand with one leg up while facing the wall? That's a weird punishment.""What?! Miss Honey's wicked aunt is Miss Trunchbull?""What is a will?""I'm glad that Matilda can live with Miss Honey."
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  • James
    January 1, 1970
    Book Review Roald Dahl gets 4+ out of 5 stars for his knock-it-out-of-the-park story, Matilda, from 1988. For some reason, I thought this was published before 1988, but I know I read it when I was 13, so... must have been right then. I thought it was great. Looking back years later, and seeing all the films and cartoons made from it, I love it even more. While she's a good role model in many ways for young kids, she's all a little too spunky and might give some the wrong impressions. Neverthe Book Review Roald Dahl gets 4+ out of 5 stars for his knock-it-out-of-the-park story, Matilda, from 1988. For some reason, I thought this was published before 1988, but I know I read it when I was 13, so... must have been right then. I thought it was great. Looking back years later, and seeing all the films and cartoons made from it, I love it even more. While she's a good role model in many ways for young kids, she's all a little too spunky and might give some the wrong impressions. Nevertheless, with the right guidance, she can be someone to look up to.Not everyone gets the best parents, family, teachers and friends. And when you don't, you better be a smart girl to be able to make it on your own. And that's what she is... brilliant, funny, witty, sarcastic, friendly... everything all wrapped up into 1 adorable young girl. She has a few adventures, tries to make things happen and shows the world who she. And that's all we can ask for! Great book. Great story. Lots to see and learn. Definite re-read some day! About Me For those new to me or my reviews... here's the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you'll also find TV & Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world. And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.
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  • Starjustin
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars for another Roald Dahl masterpiece! He adds a way of life, in the form of magic, to his characters. Many have mentioned to me that they read several of his books when they were children. I guess I am just one of those people that missed out reading him when I was younger however, I am extremely happy to discover him now and know that my grandchildren are reading his books also. This story was made into a movie also and I can't wait to see it. I highly recommend reading Roald Dahl if you 5 stars for another Roald Dahl masterpiece! He adds a way of life, in the form of magic, to his characters. Many have mentioned to me that they read several of his books when they were children. I guess I am just one of those people that missed out reading him when I was younger however, I am extremely happy to discover him now and know that my grandchildren are reading his books also. This story was made into a movie also and I can't wait to see it. I highly recommend reading Roald Dahl if you haven't already experienced this author. Enjoy!
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  • Elyse
    January 1, 1970
    The best!!! Thanks to Samra!!!! She brought back great memories....This was a favorite of my daughters when she was around 8 or 9 years old. Some books just make you smile --connect mothers and daughters reading together --make us laugh - and remind us of simple pleasures. This is 'that' type of book!
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  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    January 1, 1970
    What a delight.
  • Banny Kirsten Marie Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    What a lovely story this was... Matilda by Roland Dahl was the first book i had ever heard all the way threw by audiobook. My brother Clay who is obsessed with the study of birds carefully layed the book beside him just to get a good listen to the story. My sister who was tending to my mom's coffee and takeing care of me while i was very sick had to stop by the liveing room a few times this morning to also get a good listen to what was happening in the story. I was truly thriled that my siblings What a lovely story this was... Matilda by Roland Dahl was the first book i had ever heard all the way threw by audiobook. My brother Clay who is obsessed with the study of birds carefully layed the book beside him just to get a good listen to the story. My sister who was tending to my mom's coffee and takeing care of me while i was very sick had to stop by the liveing room a few times this morning to also get a good listen to what was happening in the story. I was truly thriled that my siblings were into this story as much as i was.... Of course if you asked them what they thought of the book they would simply respond with an "it was okay" answer but the expressions on their faces were priceless and it was not an okay look it was a this book is incredible look. Matilda Wormwood was a five and a half year old girl who lived with uncareing, inconsiderant, and selfish parents. Her father was a crook who cheated people whenever they were buying his cars. Mr. Wormwood was a nasty beastly man and his wife was no better. Mrs. Wormwood often left Matilda alone so she could go play bingo in the village... Matilda had to feed and take care of herself at the age of three. Everyday after her mother left for bingo Matilda would walk down a busy highway to the library where she would devour book after book. At five and a half Matilda ventured to school and met her best friend Lavender, her teacher Ms. Honey, and her wicked headmistress Ms. Trunchpull... *Spoiler Ms. Trunchpull was acually Ms. Honeys aunt so they were related but that detail did not matter in the book until almost the end.* Ms. Trunchpull was a very strong and athletic person who really enjoyed beating up on the poor children of Ms. Honeys classroom... They were called names, thrown out the windows of the building, hung by their ears and hair..... Oh the poor children in Ms. Trunchpulls hands all the children ever feared most of all was that strapping, strong, mean headmistress who would often virbually and physically abuse them.Matilda grew to love her new teacher but she despised her headmistress... This little girl had so much anger built up inside of her that it was incredible... She developed powers because of all the electricity building up inside of her and she began to notice this durning one of her lessons with Ms. Trunchpull... Matilda found herself starring at a glass of water and demanding it to tip over and it did. Matilda practiced and practiced her new power and the only one she ever told about it was Ms. Honey who had a taste of what Matilda was capable of... Thats all the summary i want to go into because if you have not read the book then i am not going to ruin more for you...... Lets just say *Spoiler...... Ms. Trunchpull was run out of town thanks to Matilda and everything was like new after Ms. Honey adopted her.* Wait okay i did ruin more of the book for you but i did not tell you about the newt or why Ms. Honey takes in the little girl so it is still worth a read.I sadly cannot rate this book with five stars....... What i noticed with it was that her life at home was what made the story fun..... The whole Wormwood family was what made the story fun and whenever the author cut them out just so Matilda could go to school......Well it was kind of dissapointing. Did i forget to mention that Matilda was a genius? Well she was and her little mind held thousands of facts about books and mathamatics problems. Matilda is a four star rateing which is still perfect and it is a reccomended book but the violence is kind of severe so most definatly not a kindergarden- forth grade age appropriate. I did not approve of Ms. Truncchpull and her way of treating children and i also do not umnderstand why parents did not complain..... Yesthey were scared of her but why did they not just pull their children out of school and stuck them in a new one with a fresh start? My Rateing 4/5
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  • Mark
    January 1, 1970
    Last year I read a book by Enid Blyton that I had not read since childhood and I decided that from time to time I would continue to re-examine my childhood reads.So this time I chose a book by the very excellent Roald Dahl, Matilda.Matilda holds something for everyone. Obviously, a children's book but it is witty on a scale that adults can appreciate too. It is a book that can be picked up by a child and read alone or a book that you can read to your kids but I suggest whichever way there may be Last year I read a book by Enid Blyton that I had not read since childhood and I decided that from time to time I would continue to re-examine my childhood reads.So this time I chose a book by the very excellent Roald Dahl, Matilda.Matilda holds something for everyone. Obviously, a children's book but it is witty on a scale that adults can appreciate too. It is a book that can be picked up by a child and read alone or a book that you can read to your kids but I suggest whichever way there may be some questions asked. Dahl deals, although sometimes only in a line or two, with some difficult and adult concepts in the book. He deals with them lightly and as positively as possible but those concepts include suicide, crime, childhood mistreatment, and abandonment.Matilda is a five-year-old girl still living with both parents and her brother in a standard family situation. Her parents think little of her, at times they are verbally abusive calling her a twit, stupid, a liar and ignorant amongst other things. At this very young age, she learns to cope for herself until attending school where her torture is doubled by the school principal that is twice as bad as her parents.Her class teacher, Miss Honey, is a shining light and the only person in her world who she believes in and can turn to for anything. Matilda is the story of this strong young girl who learns early on what is right and what is wrong and makes a stance for herself and others. A fun read but an important read in the way issues are brought into the story. No long winded (do gooder) explanations on right or wrong and perhaps a look back on yesteryear when the family structure was Father bringing in the money while the Mother stayed home as the housewife - although neither hold their roles well at all.I enjoyed this quick read but would expect nothing less from Roald Dahl.
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  • Jason Koivu
    January 1, 1970
    This might be one of the most perfect books for readers. It's about a reader who just wants to get her read on and bad people are trying to stop her. Instant character attachment! Fully involved in the "tumultuous" plot!"Let my reader goooo...." sing the readers!What a wonderful tale! Little Matilda is saddled with a nasty father, a fairly terrible mother and an indifferent brother. Matilda just wants to read. Why read when we've got the telly, wonder her disgusting parents. After being crapped This might be one of the most perfect books for readers. It's about a reader who just wants to get her read on and bad people are trying to stop her. Instant character attachment! Fully involved in the "tumultuous" plot!"Let my reader goooo...." sing the readers!What a wonderful tale! Little Matilda is saddled with a nasty father, a fairly terrible mother and an indifferent brother. Matilda just wants to read. Why read when we've got the telly, wonder her disgusting parents. After being crapped on enough times, Matilda begins taking out her revenge in the whip-smartest ways and so ensues the fun!Dahl's style is all over this. His bad guys are awfully bad, I mean really wonderfully rotten. His hero is intelligent and intrepid, with Dahl no doubt using his secret agent background to infuse even the simplest fairytale with spy-craft cunning. His story is episodic. You can see the acts/scenes play out with definitive beginnings and ends, as if he wrote a handful of short stories and plugged them into one book. Negatives include some unbelievably bad bad guy moments that leave us boring adult readers thinking, "well that could never happen"...because we're dumb. Also, I don't think this needed the dip it takes into magical fantasy. It was doing perfectly fine without it. I rather liked that Matilda was solving her problems on her own without a supernatural assistance. It was more impressive. Lots of adult subject matter herein (Suicide?!...shit dude, that's heavy) and I was taken back a bit at first. This is a kid's book after all. But I guess even I'd forgotten that kid's books used to dish out the tough stuff back in the old days. Now it's all about princesses and pretty pretty rainbow ponies, and if one of them gets a cold, it's a fucking big deal.I was considering reading this to my niece, who just turned six, so I wanted to pre-read it first to make sure it was suitable. I wasn't actually worried about the subject matter (and I'm still not), I was more concerned about the length. She's not into long books yet, you see. Not much of an attention span on that girl, but I'm partly to blame. Historically speaking, when she's come to visit it becomes a whirlwind of "WHAT DO WE DO NEXT!!!", because when she was about 3 to 5 years old I just wanted to keep her entertained. I might've gone overboard. She's come to expect a circus for every visit to my house. Nonetheless, having finally read Matilda and knowing how much my niece loves to read, I do believe this will soon become an absolute favorite of hers as it as has so quickly become one of mine.
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  • Whitney Atkinson
    January 1, 1970
    This book was MAGNIFICENT. I would have adored it as a kid, and even as an adult, I thought that the language was so enchanting, the storyline was heartwarming and gripping, and Matilda herself was such a strong and dynamic role model. I will definitely be investing in more Roald Dahl books, because I thought this one was beautiful and the pictures went with it so well and all the descriptions were so nice and it was such an enjoyable reading experience.However, I docked a star from this because This book was MAGNIFICENT. I would have adored it as a kid, and even as an adult, I thought that the language was so enchanting, the storyline was heartwarming and gripping, and Matilda herself was such a strong and dynamic role model. I will definitely be investing in more Roald Dahl books, because I thought this one was beautiful and the pictures went with it so well and all the descriptions were so nice and it was such an enjoyable reading experience.However, I docked a star from this because I felt as if there was some antagonization of athletic and overweight women. Anyone who wasn’t described as skinny or beautiful was described as a villain, like Trunchbull and her athletic body type constantly being something to be seen as gross and inhumane, and as other bullies who are described as being fat are seen as sloppy and unlikable. Additionally, I felt Trunchbull herself turned into a horrible character. I realize that a lot of the situations in this book are hyperbolized, but literally throwing kids around with no penalties even though another adult was present felt very abusive and although Matilda and Lavender worked to play pranks on her to get her back, it read as really severe and actually made me uncomfortable and pitiful for the children at certain points. But for a kid’s book i’ll take it with a grain of salt and just say that I really really wish I would have read this as a kid and it’s making me want to read all the classic children’s literature.
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  • Mariel
    January 1, 1970
    "You chose books and I chose looks." Matilda's mom kills me. I chose looks. I like to look smart too, though. In high school my bro's friends would pick on me for owning so many books. I pretended to be dumb like Matilda and said I hadn't read any of the books and they were trophies to make me look smart. That answer was apparently the right thing to say (probably about the only time I've ever said the right thing either. If it is right to say either like eye-ther I said it like eee-thur, and so "You chose books and I chose looks." Matilda's mom kills me. I chose looks. I like to look smart too, though. In high school my bro's friends would pick on me for owning so many books. I pretended to be dumb like Matilda and said I hadn't read any of the books and they were trophies to make me look smart. That answer was apparently the right thing to say (probably about the only time I've ever said the right thing either. If it is right to say either like eye-ther I said it like eee-thur, and so forth). (Scary glimpse into my mind, I conciously pronounce it both ways so I'll have a percentage chance of getting it right.)One of my favorite childhood books. I can't remember anything good about grade school that wasn't reading Roald Dahl (and a few other not-Roald-Dahl-peoples, to be fair *mutters*). My other memories are stuff like getting puked on and having to wear (all day!) nasty clothes from the '70s from the lost and found. I remember this boy my twin and I absolutely loathed 'cause he ate tuna fish sandwiches with his mouth open (yuck!). We'd go home at the end of the day and pool stories of the day about nasty stuff like that. One of the classes we were allowed to share (public school systems apparently believe in seperating twins. Bastards. It's not like we were gonna form a group and hate people together...oh, wait) was English class. I loved it when Lauren got her turn to read aloud. She did the best ever Matilda's mom. My favorite characters were the nasty ones like Matilda's parents. The funny nasty ones. Trunchbull was disgusting. She actually kept kids in an iron maiden type thing. Vicious! I love Roald Dahl. He'd have hated tuna fish sandwiches and that disgusting '80s fad of "a train going through a tunnel", fo' sho.I can't believe the big deal made about margarine versus butter. My mom was permanently on a diet and I cannot drink real milk to this day (yes, I know that skim milk is basically white water). Same deal for margarine. I might not have ever had real butter. So what if Miss Honey had real butter? She had food! That also appealed to me greatly as a kid, 'cause we were not allowed to have anything that might tempt my mother away from her diets (she broke them in secret and hid the evidence. Meanie). I remember reading Matilda and getting hungry over all the food stuff. The Twits didn't make me hungry (my bird is shooting me nervous glances right about now, in case I get any pie making ideas). Roald Dahl wouldn't have starved his kids 'cause he wanted to look hot for book jacket photo shoots.p.s. The Twits is my favorite Roald Dahl book.p.s.s. James and the Giant Peach is also really great. The only time I didn't hate my classmates (we had feuds over The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) was when we related to loving Roald Dahl. Except they sucked at reading aloud so I really did still hate their guts.
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  • Shayantani Das
    January 1, 1970
    Matilda is basically a child prodigy; she is 4 years old and a voracious reader. That is amazing, I know! But, Matilda is not the only character. There are the tyrannical parents who do not encourage reading, do not have a shred of love or sympathy for Matilda and basically hate Matilda for some unknown reason. They even abandon her without even thinking twice. Who does that???? Especially with out any sane cause. Then there is her school life and enters Mrs. Trunchbull. She is evil. Not simply Matilda is basically a child prodigy; she is 4 years old and a voracious reader. That is amazing, I know! But, Matilda is not the only character. There are the tyrannical parents who do not encourage reading, do not have a shred of love or sympathy for Matilda and basically hate Matilda for some unknown reason. They even abandon her without even thinking twice. Who does that???? Especially with out any sane cause. Then there is her school life and enters Mrs. Trunchbull. She is evil. Not simply evil, pure unadulterated evil. She goes about yanking people’s hair, pulling their ears and making their lives miserable. She loathes young kids, again without any reason. She is as one dimensional as a character can be . I realize that it’s a children’s book and they don’t go about analyzing these things. Yes, I know it is not meant for my age group and so my opinion doesn’t matter and I didn’t consciously take out my microscope and start looking for flaws in this book. But still, the portrayal of teachers as well as parents is really disturbing.
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  • Samra Yusuf
    January 1, 1970
    My first review in 2017!Matilda,my most beloved character and reason for my insatiable love for children's classicsI've read it quite countless times,listened to audio version while in most shitty mood,have adored it every time but never came up with a word to say on it.Well,today I heard it in my way back to home,and i thought to make it reviewed at long last!The exceptional Matilda is about a smart, easily infuriated little girl who is misunderstood by her parents and loathed by the school's h My first review in 2017!Matilda,my most beloved character and reason for my insatiable love for children's classicsI've read it quite countless times,listened to audio version while in most shitty mood,have adored it every time but never came up with a word to say on it.Well,today I heard it in my way back to home,and i thought to make it reviewed at long last!The exceptional Matilda is about a smart, easily infuriated little girl who is misunderstood by her parents and loathed by the school's headmistress. On the other hand her kind and generous teacher, Miss Honey, thinks she is a brilliant academic genius. Matilda has a number of excellent schemes in her head to teach her nasty parents and headmistress a lesson.This description somewhat sounds like a paper summery(i think),but this is the way this is.I am most inept in writing reviews of classics i guess hmm.Well,The book, is definitely one of Roald Dahl’s best books. Such a heart-warming tale of a young girl, living a tough life, and finding a way to come out of it. Dahl takes a tough scenario, and uses it to make it one of the most enchanting stories ever. I’m quite sure that children living sad lives might feel a wee bit empowered reading about Matilda. Even other wise, it is a lovely tale. One that makes you smile and cheer for Matilda as she gets the better of the evil people around her.
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  • Nayra.Hassan
    January 1, 1970
    ظلت تقرأ وهذا آثار جنونه..لقد كانت تنال المتعة من شيء لا يفهمه الا تكفين عن القراءة ابدا؟ 📚حسنا !!كم مرة سمعنا هذه الجملة الحقودة الفارغة الغبية؟عشرات؟ مئات المرات؟ تكون محظوظا حقا لو لم تسمعها يوميا من ابويك ..مثل ماتيلدا طفلة الخامسة التي زارت أفريقيا مع همنجواي ابحرت بسفن جوزيف كونراد الخشبية العتيقةو أقلعت للهند مع روديارد كيبلنجكل هذا و هي في غرفتها بتلك القرية البريطانيةتحيا في ظل اب نصاب يعتقد أنه هدية للبشرية و ام تمتلك غباءا"كابوسياو تكتمل المأساة بمديرة مدرسة ذات نزعات إرهابية إجرامية ظلت تقرأ وهذا آثار جنونه..لقد كانت تنال المتعة من شيء لا يفهمه الا تكفين عن القراءة ابدا؟ 📚حسنا !!كم مرة سمعنا هذه الجملة الحقودة الفارغة الغبية؟عشرات؟ مئات المرات؟ تكون محظوظا حقا لو لم تسمعها يوميا من ابويك ..مثل ماتيلدا طفلة الخامسة التي زارت أفريقيا مع همنجواي ابحرت بسفن جوزيف كونراد الخشبية العتيقةو أقلعت للهند مع روديارد كيبلنجكل هذا و هي في غرفتها بتلك القرية البريطانيةتحيا في ظل اب نصاب يعتقد أنه هدية للبشرية و ام تمتلك غباءا"كابوسياو تكتمل المأساة بمديرة مدرسة ذات نزعات إرهابية إجرامية واضحة لكل كفيف اذا كنت عبقرى سيكون نصيبك من اي عذاب مضاعفا بل مكبرا بمجهر فاخر حقا ...و ماتيلدا كانت اذكى من اي شخص ستقابله ..نوع يظهر كل قرنين من الزمان...لذا فاحذر من انتقامها حتى لو كانت طفلة قصيرة بغرة على الجبين...فالقاريء لا يهزم 📖
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  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    January 1, 1970
    REVIEW TO COME TODAY. The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. this book tells us about a brilliant little girl named Matilda Wormwood and she loves reading books. But her parents seem don't really proud of her and they don't even care much about her and her father is mean so when he treats her badly, She will ' teach ' him a lesson and one day something peculiar happens to her ... My Opinion When I was a kid, I watched the movie a REVIEW TO COME TODAY. The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. this book tells us about a brilliant little girl named Matilda Wormwood and she loves reading books. But her parents seem don't really proud of her and they don't even care much about her and her father is mean so when he treats her badly, She will ' teach ' him a lesson and one day something peculiar happens to her ... My Opinion When I was a kid, I watched the movie and I loved it so much and I even watched it again for several times. I wasn't a reader back then so I didn't feel guilty about watching the movie first before reading the book and then I found out about the book and I thought I should read it since the movie was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid. I remember I wanted to be like Matilda when I was a kid and I even stared at a glass full of water for minutes while I was eating my dinner. I was hoping I could move it or hover it or something hahahaha. alright, now let's talk about the book. I didn't really enjoy reading this book and I think it's because I already knew the story because I watched the movie several times and my expression was like this most of the time it was so boring and when I didn't read this book, I felt just fine because I was bored most of the time. I mean when we read a book that is so cool and enjoyable, we must feel like we want to keep reading it and when we do stopped reading it we feel so impatient to be able to continue it again but that didn't happen to me while I was reading it and I shouldn't have felt this way but I have to admit that I love the movie more ... this is the first time I feel like this since I became a reader. I usually love the book more than the movie. but thankfully, I could enjoy it near the end. it wasn't that boring anymore when I was about to reach the ending and I LOVE the illustrations! they're so cute and amazing. ❤❤thank you so much for reading and liking this review guys. I hope you all have great weekend!❤❤
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  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    January 1, 1970
    I have short-changed this story by giving it 3 stars for so long. I ran out and bought this book for my little nieces for Christmas. No way they will grow up without Matilda in their life. She's brilliant! What a love for books and knowledge! Such a gentle, empathetic soul! I can't wait to share her with them.8/28/17Listening to this for the third time...I just adore Kate Winslet's narration. She's fantastic, perfect for children and adults.,11/12/17Audible relisten I just cannot get enough of t I have short-changed this story by giving it 3 stars for so long. I ran out and bought this book for my little nieces for Christmas. No way they will grow up without Matilda in their life. She's brilliant! What a love for books and knowledge! Such a gentle, empathetic soul! I can't wait to share her with them.8/28/17Listening to this for the third time...I just adore Kate Winslet's narration. She's fantastic, perfect for children and adults.,11/12/17Audible relisten I️ just cannot get enough of this story. It’s whimsy and love of books keeps me entertained while I️ clean.5/24/18 audio reread #55
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  • Stacey (prettybooks)
    January 1, 1970
    As much as I love Roald Dahl's story (and this audiobook, read by Kate Winslet, was so fun), the movie of Matilda will always be my favourite. Perfection.
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    January 1, 1970
    Matilda, Roald DahlMatilda is a book by British writer Roald Dahl. It was published in 1988. In a small Buckinghamshire village, Matilda Wormwood is a five-and-half-year-old girl of unusual precocity, but she is often ill-treated or neglected by her parents and older brother Michael. In retaliation, she resorts to pranks such as gluing her father's hat to his head, hiding a friend's parrot in the chimney to simulate a burglar or ghost, and secretly bleaching her father's hair. Matilda has read a Matilda, Roald DahlMatilda is a book by British writer Roald Dahl. It was published in 1988. In a small Buckinghamshire village, Matilda Wormwood is a five-and-half-year-old girl of unusual precocity, but she is often ill-treated or neglected by her parents and older brother Michael. In retaliation, she resorts to pranks such as gluing her father's hat to his head, hiding a friend's parrot in the chimney to simulate a burglar or ghost, and secretly bleaching her father's hair. Matilda has read a variety of books by different authors, especially at the age of four, when she read many in six months. At school, Matilda befriends her teacher, Jennifer Honey, who is astonished by Matilda's intellectual abilities. She tries to move her into a higher class but is refused by the headmistress, the tyrannical Agatha Trunchbull. Miss Honey also tries to talk to Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood about Matilda's intelligence, but they ignore her. ...عنوانها: ماتیلدا؛ متیلدا؛ ماتلدا؛ نویسنده: روآل دال؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه آگوست سال 1998 میلدیعنوان: ماتیلدا؛ نویسنده: روال دال؛ مترجم: محبوبه نجف خانی؛ تهران، نشر چشمه؛ 1376؛ در 246 ص؛ شابک: 9646194532؛ چاپ چهارم 1384؛ چاپ پنجم 1386؛ در 266 ص؛ شابک: 9789646194533؛ ششم 1388؛ هفتم 1391؛ چاپ هشتم 1394؛ موضوع: داستانهای طنز کودکان و مدرسه ها از نویسندگان انگلیسی - قرن 20 معنوان: ماتیلدا؛ نویسنده: روال دال؛ مترجم: شهلا طهماسبی؛ تهران، نشر مرکز؛ 1376؛ در 218 ص؛ شابک: 9643053377؛ چاپ دوم 1379؛ چاپ چهارم 1382؛ چاپ هفتم 1385؛ هشتم 1386: شابک: 9789643053376؛ چاپ نهم 1388؛ دهم 1389؛ دوازدهم 1393؛ سیزدهم 1394؛ عنوان: ماتیلدا؛ نویسنده: روال دال؛ مترجم: علی پناهی آذر؛ تهران، گلدیس؛ 1379؛ در 216 ص؛ شابک: 9646837077؛ عنوان: متیلدا؛ نویسنده: روال دال؛ مترجم: مهناز داودی؛ تهران، وزارت فرهنگ سازمان چاپ واننشارات، نشر زلال؛ 1380؛ در 237 ص؛ شابک: 9644222148؛ عنوان: ماتلدا؛ نویسنده: روال دال؛ مترجم: مرضیه نادری شهاب؛ تهران، مرضیه نادری شهاب؛ 1385؛ در 232 ص؛ شابک: 9640687200؛ عنوان: ماتیلدا؛ نویسنده: روال دال؛ مترجم: پروین علیپور؛ تهران، افق؛ 1386؛ در 269 ص؛ شابک: 9789643693619؛ چاپ دوم 1387؛ چاپ سوم 1388؛ چاپ چهارم 1389؛ چاپ پنجم 1390؛ در 323 ص؛ چاپ هشتم 1392؛ در 323 ص؛ عنوان: ماتیلدا؛ نویسنده: روال دال؛ مترجم: علی هداوند؛ تهران، کارگاه فیلم و گرافیک سپاس؛ 1393؛ در 230 ص؛ شابک: 9786006767239؛ پدر تو چه‌ طور به دختر نابغه‌ ات می‌گویی: بی‌شعورپدر و مادر ماتیلدا لقب‌های زشتی به دخترشان داده‌ اند: حقه‌ باز! احمق! بی‌شعور! دروغگو! اما راستش را بخواهید ماتیلدا یک دختر کوچولوی نابغه است. پس باید دید که ماتیلدا چطور می‌تواند رودست پدر و مادرش بلند شود، و به مدیر مدرسه بفهماند، که استعداد، و قدرتی کاملاً استثنایی دارد. رولد دال بهترین نویسنده‌ ی مرد انگلستان، لقب گرفته است. او می‌نویسد: «اگر می‌خواهید دنیا را از دریچه‌ ی چشم کودکان ببینید، چهار دست و پا روی زمین زانو بزنید، و به بزرگسالانی که بالای سرتان، چشم غره می‌روند، و به شما امر و نهی می‌کنند، نگاه کنید.». تصویرگر این کتاب برنده‌ ی جایزه‌ ی تصویری «هانس کریستین آندرسن» شده است. ا. شربیانی
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  • Hannah Greendale
    January 1, 1970
    Matilda is a lovable protagonist, revered for her mischievous nature and easily sympathized with because of her abusive parents who don't recognize how extraordinary she is. Admittedly, she's a vengeful girl, but that never subtracts from her likability. Roald Dahl crafted unapologetically over-the-top characters for this book: When she marched -- Miss Trunchbull never walked, she always marched like a storm-trooper with long strides and arms aswinging -- when she marched along a corridor you co Matilda is a lovable protagonist, revered for her mischievous nature and easily sympathized with because of her abusive parents who don't recognize how extraordinary she is. Admittedly, she's a vengeful girl, but that never subtracts from her likability. Roald Dahl crafted unapologetically over-the-top characters for this book: When she marched -- Miss Trunchbull never walked, she always marched like a storm-trooper with long strides and arms aswinging -- when she marched along a corridor you could actually hear her snorting as she went, and if a group of children happened to be in her path, she ploughed right through them like a tank, with small people bouncing off her to left and right. "Not particularly," the mother said. "I'm not in favour of blue-stocking girls. A girl should think about making herself look attractive so she can get a good husband later on. Looks is more important than books, Miss Hunky . . ." "The name is Honey," Miss Honey said. "Now look at me," Mrs. Wormwood said. "Then look at you. You chose books. I chose looks." And the writing is spectacularly macabre: "Only yesterday the Trunchbull caught a boy called Julius Rottwinkle eating Liquorice Allsorts during the scripture lesson and she simply picked him up by one arm and flung him clear out of the open classroom window. Our classroom is one floor up and we saw Julius Rottwinkle go sailing out over the garden like a Frisbee and land with a thump in the middle of the lettuces."Many were guessing [the cake] had been filled with pepper or caster-oil or some other foul-tasting substance that would make the boy violently sick. It might even be arsenic and he would be dead in ten seconds flat. Or perhaps it was a booby-trapped cake and the whole thing would blow up the moment it was cut, taking Bruce Bogtrotter with it. The innocent use of curse words are good for a chuckle: tinker's toot, flaming, blazes, piffle. There are even important messages neatly tucked into the story: "It was easier the second time, much much easier. I think it's like anything else, the more you practice it, the easier it gets."There's nothing quite like Roald Dahl's flights of fancy. Beloved as a girl and cherishes as an adult, Matilda ranks among the top favorites from his body of work.
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  • Meli
    January 1, 1970
    La verdad es que siempre tuve curiosidad por leer este libro ya que siempre amé la peli, pero honestamente esperaba otra cosas y resultó no ser mi favorito de Roald Dahl, tiene obras mucho más ingeniosas y entretenidas.Lo dejo en un me gustó.Sin embargo, le voy a dar cinco estrellas porque:1º es Roald Dahl2º es Matilda3º detesto a los adultos que le dan puntajes negativos a libros infantiles. Dios no permita que me convierta en uno alguna vez :P
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  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    January 1, 1970
    Matilda is such a famous book/movie that I think it doesn't need a synopsis.So, I'll get into the middle of things and admit that this is my first time reading the book (and my first time seeing the movie). *hides* The reason I read this in the first place is that Matilda is my son's next book assignment. I felt nervous because I'm not a fan of Roald Dahl's The BFG and didn't know what to expect. And yet I am thrilled about this book. I absolutely love it and highly recommend it (to those who, l Matilda is such a famous book/movie that I think it doesn't need a synopsis.So, I'll get into the middle of things and admit that this is my first time reading the book (and my first time seeing the movie). *hides* The reason I read this in the first place is that Matilda is my son's next book assignment. I felt nervous because I'm not a fan of Roald Dahl's The BFG and didn't know what to expect. And yet I am thrilled about this book. I absolutely love it and highly recommend it (to those who, like myself, failed to read it until now).P.S. I very much prefer the book to the movie.
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  • Leila
    January 1, 1970
    Reading Matilda was fun and an easy read. I have to be honest and say I do definitely prefer the movie. I've watched it a few times and Matilda in the movie is a little star. My book is going to two small girls who are dying to read it so no regrets at all.
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  • Mario
    January 1, 1970
    All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen.This book was so heartwarming. And it just proved that Dahl was (and always will be) one of the best storytellers ever. The way he writes and how he draws you into the story will always amaze me. This is my second book of his, but it definitely won't be my last.Amazing book, that I think everybody should read, at least once.
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  • Maria Clara
    January 1, 1970
    Sinceramente, me ha encantado 😊
  • Trish
    January 1, 1970
    I've seen the movie three times already and always loved it but it wasn't until recently that I finally bought the book. Roald Dahl truly is the master storyteller everyone calls him! Every book he wrote (of those I've read so far) seems to have sort of a signature style that makes the reader recognize the author while at the same time the tone of the book is different. The characters are unique and have wonderful depth - which is not self-evident since the books are fairly thin. Each story feat I've seen the movie three times already and always loved it but it wasn't until recently that I finally bought the book. Roald Dahl truly is the master storyteller everyone calls him! Every book he wrote (of those I've read so far) seems to have sort of a signature style that makes the reader recognize the author while at the same time the tone of the book is different. The characters are unique and have wonderful depth - which is not self-evident since the books are fairly thin. Each story features a completely different topic but each story has its very own, very wonderful world.In this case it's a kind of "normal" world. The world of a little girl with cruel parents (a second-hand car dealer and a housewife) that neglect her. However, that doesn't stop Matilda. She teaches herself to read and spell and calculate and becomes a wonderful little person. Eventually she also goes to school, meeting other children, a wonderful teacher, but also learns of the hardship other people sometimes have to face. Thus, the reader is plunged right into a funny adventure with mischievous children. It was a delight! xDThis edition, just like the one of Witches features cute little illustrations by Quentin Blake that round off the reading experience.I think no matter how good the other stories by Roald Dahl, Matilda will always be my favourite because it's about a bookish, courageous girl that, despite her young age, knows right from wrong and teaches others a lesson or two (also, I taught myself how to read when I was 4 so I can identify with Matilda quite a lot)!
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  • Poonam
    January 1, 1970
    This book is such a FUN FUN read. If you are in mood for a light stress-buster, this book is just PERFECT.I haven't seen the movie and this book was a surprise for me. I love the author's writing style and the way Matilda, her family and her life in general has been portrayed. There is underlying humor in the book which is very subtle but an absolute joy to read. I loved Matilda, she is absolutely amazing and I would want to be friends with her in real life.I love that she loved booksMiss. Trunc This book is such a FUN FUN read. If you are in mood for a light stress-buster, this book is just PERFECT.I haven't seen the movie and this book was a surprise for me. I love the author's writing style and the way Matilda, her family and her life in general has been portrayed. There is underlying humor in the book which is very subtle but an absolute joy to read. I loved Matilda, she is absolutely amazing and I would want to be friends with her in real life.I love that she loved booksMiss. Trunchball is completely unbelievable and the things she does to kids can't be real but it is still fun to read how Matilda deals with her!
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