“ The book Matilda, written by Roald Dahl, was good because it was strong in the area of content. Having a fine plot helped the story be understandable. This helps me prove that the story is well written because like any other tale, the climax is what develops the identity of the book. “I might even delve deeper into natural history and say, ‘The periodical cicada spends six years as a grub underground, and no more than six days as a free creature of sunlight and air. Your son Wilfred has spent six years as a grub in this school and we are still waiting for him to emerge from the chrysalis.’” (Dahl, 9) This previous quote also helps me restate the main point of the book being good because it contains an excellent lexicon resource. There =froe, Roald Dahl has written a book that has solid content.
Like the content, the form and the style of this book was very concrete. One main reason that the form did work was because it had a solid structure. Also, because being considered a story meant for young audiences, it contained some lengthy segments which captivate the attention of advanced readers. These reasons made the form of the book work for me. It was excellent because having different forms, it makes reading a bit more interesting than what it already is. In the book, the following quote shows the style it has. “I cannot for the life of me understand why small children take so long to grow up. I think they do it deliberately, just to annoy me.” The way it does this, is by demonstrating the good grammar and showing how the story is written. Yet, I think the author would have done a better job if he had included just a pinch of vivid vocabulary. As mentioned above, I was very impressed with the style of this book.
Some people might argue that the tales’ content contains way too much fiction. However, I disagree because being a children’s book, it needs some kind of extraordinary events. As a result, I give this book a very good recommendation because the content, form, and style are very well linked and perfectly thought of.”
Carlos H wrote this review Wednesday, March 10, 2010.