Monday, May 26, 2008


Title: The BFG
Author: Roald Dahl

What it's about: In the middle of the night, Sophie is captured by a giant. But she's not going to be eaten, because she's been taken by the Big Friendly Giant, the only giant who doesn't eat people. Sophie and the BFG both decide that something needs to be done to prevent the other nine giants from eating any more people, and they concoct a plan to stop them.

What I thought: Dahl really works some magic here. This book is extremely imaginative. From the discussion of the taste of human beans to the different dreams the BFG has collected, brilliant ideas just burst from this book. The queer way of speaking that all the giants have, along with the wondrous descriptions of things like what dreams are and the BFG's sense of hearing, also add a lovely sense of mystery to the book. Add to all that fun characters and a simple but enjoyable plot, and you have a great read.

Overall: With books like this one, it's not hard to see why Roald Dahl is such a classic children's author.

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