James And The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

James And The Giant Peach

Here is my sixth review for the 48 Hour Book Challenge!  I feel like a potato, I am almost sick of reading (I never thought I’d say that) and I am finding myself petting my cat a lot, and reading slower by the minute.  I feel like I’m fading away, and when I went outside and ran around for two minutes, I could barely run at all.  Here’s my review; I hope it isn’t that bad.  James lives with his two aunts because his parents got eaten by a rhino.  They treat him like a pig and he wants to get away from all of it.  When one day a little magician comes and gives him these magical green crocodile tongues that can make him happy, he trips and they go everywhere and sink into the ground.  Really disappointed because whoever gets them will be lucky, all of a sudden he sees the peach tree near them grows a peach which gets bigger, and bigger, and bigger thanks to the tongues.  It is the size of their house now; and when James goes inside and finds strange big insects, they embark on a journey like no other.  Roald Dahl seamlessly weaves another classic that is unexpected and stands out from all others.

My Thoughts:

Roald Dahl is a pretty cool guy.  His writing is distinct and you can tell it is his tale by the really extraordinary things found in his books.  Only someone like him would think of flying on a giant peach that is as big as a house.  I knew I would like this book because of his works Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, the sequel and Fantastic Mr. Fox.  They are so quirky and fun.  I liked the illustrations in the book as well; they were nice references.  I hope to read more Dahl books soon!  He has definitely won a fan over here.

Overall: 8.5 out of 10 XanderStars

Next review is The Indian In The Cupboard!  Night night:-)


3 responses to “James And The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

  1. Pingback: 48 Hour Book Challenge Finish Line! | Xander's Middle-Grade Book Reviews·

    • Yes, it is a real good one. I have not yet seen the movie, but since a lot of the books I read have been made movies I will slowly start to see them. How does it compare to the book?


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