Reviewed by Salena Q. (age 9)
I think that this is a great book because it shows that parents should never think less of their children. Matilda's parents didn't believe in her. They didn't even want her to be smart. When Matilda would come home from school, she would walk herself to the library and read books. She loved reading books, just like me. I enjoy going to the library and checking out books so that I can take them home and read through them. My favorite part of the book was when Miss Trunchbull was teaching the class and Matilda picked up the glass of water with the powers in her eyes. Miss Trunchbull was so scared!
I recommend this book to anyone who wants a good laugh. It reminds me of another book from Roald Dahl called James and the Giant Peach. James lived with his mean aunts and wanted to get away. Matilda lived with her mean parents and also wanted to escape. In the end of both stories, they finally get away and good things happen to them.