Matilda - Chapter 1: The Reader of Books Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1: The Reader of Books Summary

Matilda by Roald Dahl is a classic work of children's literature from a well-loved author of children's fiction. It tells the whimsical and magical story of Matilda, a brilliant child who is ignored and mistreated by her terrible parents. However, Matilda soon discovers that she is able to outsmart her parents and her evil Headmistress with a little help from her kind-hearted teacher and just a bit of magic.

There are many parents in the world who have the wrong idea about what their child is like. They go on about all of their child's good qualities, oblivious to the flaws that are very obvious to everyone else. Matilda's parents, however, suffer from the rare and opposite affliction where they think that their daughter is always in the way and cannot have anything valuable to say. The truth is...

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