Matilda is by Roald Dahl. The main character is Matilda. She was 10 years old when this book was written, she is a kind and loving person and she likes to take a lot of risks that she could likely kill herself doing. She has special powers to make things happen with her eyes and finger that she uses to solve her problems whenever she needs to! She is totally wonderful!

Matilda discovers her love of books and by the age of three has taught herself to read. By four years old she has read all the children’s books in the library. Her parents are less than encouraging as they are so grumpy. It is not until Matilda attends school and meets the lovely, kind and caring Miss Honey who is going to be her teacher that she becomes excited about going to school and learning.  However things don’t become easier for Matilda when she meets the most horrible teacher in the school, Miss Trunchbull, insisting she is a “nasty little worm!

I thought this book was really good. I enjoyed reading it because there were lots of exciting events happening that made me want to keep reading on to see what would happen next. My favourite character is Matilda because she is really kind and caring to others. I would recommend this book to children who enjoy reading and like books that have adventures included.