Wednesday, December 10, 2014


By Roald Dahl

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!

Roald Dahl is a beloved children’s author for a reason. This is just pure fun and captures the imagination of children. It’s a great story for kids and as an adult, just makes me smile and feel great. The BFG (short for Big Friendly Giant) is the only nice giant in the world, and Sophie just happens to make friends with him and learn about how horrible the other giants are while with the BFG. When she finds out the other giants are on their way to England for a snack of children, she takes matters into her own hands with the help of the BFG and decides to go to the Queen of England for help. This is just a fun romp with clever wit and friendliness. One of my favorites from Roald Dahl.

I give it a 4 out of 5

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