Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

By Roald Dahl

The Story Line

Charlie is a young boy, who lives with his Mum and Dad, as well as many uncles, aunts and grandparents. His family doesn't have much money, and struggle to get by, but when Charlie find a couple dollars on the ground his life changes forever. He instantly runs to a lollies shop, and purchases two Wonka Chocolate Bars. He opens one, and finds himself unlucky, as there was no golden ticket. He couldn't resist the temptation to open the second, and finds the final golden ticket. He gets offered lots of things, like to go and live with a rich family, and millions of dollars, but one man tells him to run home as fast as he can, and not stop until he gets there. He instantly tells his family, and selects his Grandpa Joe to go with him, as all the others dislike the Wonka Factory. The pair go on an epic journey around the factory and end up being the only two left, as the others have been selfish and decide to make silly choices. Charlie is offered to Own the factory, and live there for the rest of his life, along whith his family that is.
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It's humorous, with the right amount seriousness to go along with it. The book is suitably for ages five and up. I would recommend reading the book and then watching the movie.

Review by Grace Hornfeldt.

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