Boy by Roald Dahl

By Abbie Ashegh

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916. He took a interest in writing when he was in middle school. His first career was a employee at the Shell Company, being sent to Africa. After that, he was a fighter pilot, and after that he finally became the amazing man we know him as today. Some of his books include BFG ,\The Twits and the Witches. He died on November 20, 1990.


Roald Dahl lets you in on his childhood secrets in Boy. His childhood was torturous unlike ours today. Dahl was whipped in school and was sent to the principal often. He speaks many untold stories never known until now. This journal was given to him when he was six, and he was able to remember a lot that he had gone through. This book has the good, the bad, and the ugly. He combines his personal memories with a twist of fantasy. The farthest this book goes to is when he graduates college and gets his first job in Africa. See what his life was really like in Boy.

School Years

Roald Dahl did not have very good school years. He often got in trouble and was smacked with a cane. Because he learned that if you misbehave, you get smacked. So, he tried not to get in trouble or misbehave. The Matrons at his school, St. Peter's didn't like children. They thought that kids were nasty little rats that should be punished and kept quiet. How would you feel if someone beat you just because you were a kid? CHILD ABUSE!! That's like being racist- just as cruel too.