This is the story of a little girl who is very anxious to go to school and read books, even thought her parents refuse to allow any books in the house. Instead they prefer that she and her older brother watch television. As Matilda is ignored at home she escapes into a world of reading and exercising her mind. That is why she develops “telekinesis”. When her parents let her go to school she finds it even worse than at home because the headmistress is a really bad person and she treats the children very badly. She starts a friendship with her kind teacher who finally adopts her.
I recommend this book to children aged 8 to 12 years. It is worth reading as a family because many families neglect the issue of education, which is very damaging for the future of many children.
This book has been recommended before. See July posts