Matilda by Roald Dahl
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Reading with the kid.
Oh, Matilda is the penultimate Mary Sue, but you know what?
I don't care.
She's SO over-the-top brilliant, reading grown-up books after teaching herself to read by five-years-old, playing wonderful pranks to even the score at the injustice of the world and even getting superpowers when it becomes TOO MUCH to bear.
A wish-fulfillment novel? Absolutely! She even gets a much better family and solves all the problems and everything is LOVE AND LIGHT.
Unbelievable? Who cares! It's sweet and Miss Trunchbull was NASTY HORRIBLE and WICKED and deserves EVERYTHING she got!
Plus, I got a little girl to say, "That was AWESOME, daddy!"
Fair enough. Fair enough.
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