March 19, 2009

Character Confidential: 3 Questions for Matilda

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In Matilda by Roald Dahl, Matilda is a smart girl stuck in a mean, dumb family. When she asks for books to read, her father says she doesn’t need books because they have a TV to watch! (I love me some good TV, but it will never compare to my favorite books!) And school is even worse. The headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, just accuses Matilda of cheating when she gets all the difficult questions right. But since Matilda has all this extra brain power that’s not being used in school, she develops telekinesis — the ability to move objects with her mind!

With this power, she’s able to do something about all the bullies in her life — but you’ll have to read the book to see what.

Because I’ve always wished I could move objects with my mind, here are my three questions for Matilda. (There are spoilers in the questions, so if you haven’t read the book, you might want to skip this!)

1. You’ve read almost all of the books in the library — what book is your favorite?

2. What’s your favorite subject in school?

3. After you’ve defeated Miss Trunchbull and are moved up to the proper grade level, you lose your powers. Do you miss them?

Now it’s your turn — what would you ask Matilda?

— Carly H., STACKS Staffer

  1. camoshark896

    1.Do you think you’ll find a crush?
    2.Will yu make MATILDA ll ?[that means 2]
    3.Will yu ever find a nice perfect family?

  2. harryp12345678

    Oooohhh! My favorite book would probably be Lord of the Rings.
    Reading of course!!!
    Not really. After I’m finally with a proper family I don’t need them anymore.

  3. Eman

    I love this book!!!<3 !!
    ~What did you do with Miss Honey AFTER your parents left?
    ~Did your family get arrested?
    ~Did your brother grow up a criminal?
    ~Do you wish you had your powers again?

  4. Amy

    OMG.I just <3 Matilda so much,I have seen the movie allot of times.She is a great character and a nice one.She is the one.Roald Dahl’s books were turned into fanastic movies!

  5. irockskininys5

    oh my gos hmy fav author is finally showed on the internet or being noticed by people. beides that i loveed dmatilda after reading it and getting an a on the quiz for it i bought the movie they were both the best i love is books too bad he died . but sometime i wish i could just fly to wales and go to his grave . that be nice and cool anf=d freakishly weird. bye may dahl rip

  6. Komerica

    I’ve read Matilda, too, and Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors! However, after watching the movie, i have to admit the movie’s ending is a bit more dramatic. Still cool, though.

  7. avidreader (Azzie)

    omg.. when i was little i COULD NOT watch that movie i would always start crying b/c miss Trunchbull was just so scary!
    seriuosly still i have 2 have sumone beside me when i watch it b/c its just scary.. i still get the chills from her

  8. lucca4

    1. Are you sad, just a TINY bit, that you left your parents, even though they were horrible to you?
    2. Have you ever traveled to any of the faraway places you read about?
    3. Did you ever see your biological family again?
    4. Have you ever needed your powers since you got Miss Trunchbull?
    5. What would you do if you’d read all the books in the world (which is not entirely impossible for you)?

  9. Crystal

    I want to read Matilda; for some reason I haven’t been able to. I’ll add it to my reading list. I watched the movie, and it was good.
    I wish I could move objects with my mind, too! :)

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