Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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Book Review- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl is a story about Charlie bucket who lives in a small wooden house outside town with his mum, dad, and four grandparents. They are very poor; being means they don’t have a lot of food.

 That makes the fact that there is a huge chocolate factory on his way home from school even harder for poor Charlie. Chocolate; one of the things that Charlie absolutely loves- especially Willy Wonker’s chocolate.  His very favourite is the Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight bar. This his absolute favourite or even lucky bar, after all this bar, changed his life forever…     

From finding his golden ticket to touring the mysterious and magical chocolate factory to bursting through the roof in a glass elevator. That little flash of gold is one only the start of his great adventures! But is he mentally prepared for the wonders that lie ahead…?   From one of the best authors in the literary world, Roald Dahl, I present you with the book review of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! 

Charlie and the chocolate factory is about Charlie a poor boy who one day finds a golden ticket and gets to tour the mysterious chocolate factory of Willy Wonker himself! This adventure starts of rather innocently with Charlie and a few other kids beginning the tour of the factory, what they are unaware of is the challenges, miracles and wonders that lie behind the smell of chocolate.

 Starting off with five kids; Augustus Gloop– a greedy boy who eats too much chocolate, Veruca Salt a nasty little spoiled girl who desperately want a squirrel, Violet Beauregarde – the champion gum chewer who just won’t give up chewing, Mike Teavee – a boy who watches too much television that it eventually sucked him up and finally Charlie himself the fifth and lucky last winner of a golden ticket

. Through his journey in the chocolate factory, Carlie proves he has a heart as golden as his ticket by not getting and temptation, listening to his mentor, and always being content with what he has. 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a hilarious book which has you licking your lips at the end. This was one of the first few books Roald Dahl wrote and what a beauty she is. Charlie and the chocolate factory is such a magical and creatively written book with wild creatures who help out in a magical chocolate factory to the songs they sing.

This book has so many descriptions, which simply bring the whole plot to life.

Charlie is a poor kid which is why he is the purest of the heart because he was never spoiled to the core like the other four children present at the tour. Filled with colourful illustrations by Quentin Blake and Michael Foreman this is a book suitable for all ages. It is fictional, adventure, comedy and a children’s book. Perfect for both primary and secondary school students.  

“You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.” 

This book is so full of twists and turn. Just when you think you grasp the context and jist of the world it gives you another strange twist that even the unexpected can’t be expected. The character of willy wonker is so fun to read about because he has such random humour and a mixed personality that even his dad cannot explain. His character adds cocoa to chocolate in the story. Definitely one of my favourite books to read.  

Roald Dhal was a British novelist who in total has written over 45 books! Some of these include James and the Giant Peach, Witches, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, The BFG and Matilda. His books have sold for more than 250 million copies worldwide. Dhal was born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents and died on 23 November 1990 due to Myelodysplastic syndrome. He had also served in the royal air force during the second world war. In 1953 Roald Dahl married the American actress, Patricia Neal, with whom he had five children. After their divorce 30 years after, Dhal Married “ Liccy” Crosland. 

Altogether Charlie and the Chocolate Factory deserves 5 shining stars.

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