Book Review – Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

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Title: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Author: Roald Dahl – Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Genre: Children’s book

Goodreads Rating: 3.67

My Rating: 3*

Source: Paperback

Synopsis:

Now that Charlie has won the chocolate factory, what’s next? Even wilder adventures, that’swhat! Join him, Grandpa Joe, and, of course, Willy Wonka for the amazing, intergalactic sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

My Review:

After enjoying the first book in this set, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I decided to jump straight into the sequel. Whilst I love the characters, especially Willy Wonka’s flamboyant nature, I can’t help but feel that this story was something of nothing.

With the previous book there were lessons to learn and the story had a natural flow. However with this book we end up in space, saving astronauts from Knids and then we’re back in the factory turning old people into babies. It just all seemed a little strange to me.

I’m sure that children have and will love this book for its bizarre adventure so maybe, as an adult reader, I am just being over critical. I personally would of been happy just leaving Charlie to his new life at the end of the first book.

What did you think of this book?

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