Reviewed by Marleigh G. (age 11)
This novel was the best book because it is filled magical events! My favorite magical event is when Matilida begins to learn how to use her powers to shut doors and move things around. The funniest part is when Miss Honey and Matilda go to Miss Trunchbull's house to look for Miss Honey's old stuff. While they are there, Matilda eats some of Miss Trunchbull's chocolate. Miss Trunchbull comes home and sees that someone has eaten her chocolate. She starts chasing them around the house. One of the personal connections I had was that Matilda always wants to be nice and kind to other children and grown ups. I try to be this way, too. I also loved this book because after I read it, my mom let me watch the movie!
I recommend this book to fourth, fifth and sixth graders who like Roald Dahl books.