By: Anthony Yu
Literature Spotlight: James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach is about a boy named James who now lives with his two cruel aunts Sponge and Spiker because his loving parents were killed by a rhinoceros. His aunts mistreat, starve, and neglect him. One afternoon, James meets a friendly old man, who gives him a magic potion which would give him an adventure and happiness. On his way home James accidentally spilled the potion onto a peach tree, which grew a giant peach. His greedy aunts started selling tickets to people in order see the amazing sight. Afterwards, James' aunts ordered him to start picking up the trash left by the visitors. While doing that, James discovers a room in the peach filled with talking bugs. The ensue on a journey across the Atlantic Ocean.
The story is a great read for people who like adventure and a couple of laughs.