Why this book?
Matilda is the ultimate “take charge” girl! Born into a family with horrendous parents who don’t understand or even like their brilliant daughter, Matilda refuses to let them squelch her. With tremendous spirit and courage, Matilda teaches herself to read–standing up to her bullying parents, who think books are a waste of time when there’s a perfectly good telly you can watch! Squashed, ignored, and misunderstood, Matilda still manages to thrive. You will root for Matilda from the very first page, and find plenty to laugh at too. This is a story filled with humor, heart, and the most satisfying happy ending!