Review: The BFG by Roald Dahl

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Category: 9-12 Fiction

Published: (First in) 1982

Read: June 2016

Score: 5/5

Synopsis: (Goodreads) Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any of the other giants-rather than the BFG-she would have soon become breakfast.
When Sophie hears that they are flush-bunking off in England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

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Review: How can you not love this book and this author. With a language all his own, original stories with good morals and meanings behind them. Great writing and relatable characters it’s a winning combination. There is a reason that he is a classic and his books are found on most book shelves even to this day. bfg-and-bottle-illustration

The story of a little girl name Sophie and how she meets the Big Friendly Giant. The giant takes her to his part of the world to keep her safe as there are other giants (9 to be exact) that eat people each night. With names like Fleshlumpeater how could they not be anything but mean, man-eating giants. The hatch a plan to stop them from eating people but need the help of the Queen of England to do so. That is basically the story with a lot of fun in between.

ff6356824dbe014127844e6cab81f173It’s a great story that will entrance any child. It’s got a bit of scary elements as only Dahl can do but not scary that it should give nightmares or really scare the cats. All his stories are like this. I can see why they chose this one to make in to a movie as well, I can just imagine it’s a great one and now can’t wait to see it.

Of course it’s going to get a  5/5 it’s a great book and a good story and one I will keep and pass along to my kids when they are old enough to enjoy these stories themselves. I remember love some, like The Witches, when I was younger. Of course any book with illustrations is a hit with me!

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