Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Author: Roald Dahl – Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Genre: Children’s Book
Goodreads Rating: 4.13
My Rating: 5*
Synopsis: Charlie Bucket’s wonderful adventure begins when he finds one of Mr. Willy Wonka’s precious Golden Tickets and wins a whole day inside the mysterious chocolate factory. Little does he know the surprises that are in store for him!
I seem to be on a roll with Roald Dahl at the moment. I find his writing really easy to read and I guess I’m getting back in touch with my inner child every time I sit down with one of his books. All of his stories seem to exude morals and life lessons that as adults sometimes get forgotten.
Whilst this book was written some time ago nothing has really changed in society. There are still people out there struggling like the Buckets and others who are bathing in their riches whilst spoiling their little darlings, like the Salts. I couldn’t help but think karma every time something happened to one of the lucky winners.
I love the flamboyancy of Mr Wonka. He is a practical joker, entertainer and frankly a big kid. His personality brought a lot of fun to the book as did the Oompa Loompa songs.
All in all this was a great read that I can not wait to share with my sons when they are old enough.