Matilda - Chapter 7: Miss Honey Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7: Miss Honey Summary

Eventually it is time for Matilda to leave her home and her world of books to go to school. She is put in the lowest class of primary school with a lovely young teacher named Miss Honey. The Headmistress at the school is named Miss Trunchbull, and she is "a gigantic holy terror, a fierce tyrannical monster" (pg. 67.) Fortunately, Matilda does not have to meet Miss Trunchbull right away but is introduced to the school by Miss Honey.

It is early on in her first class that Miss Honey discovers that one of her students is unlike any other child she has ever encountered. When asking the class if any of them are prepared for school by knowing their two times table, she learns that Matilda's mind works like a calculator and she knows far, far beyond the two times table. Then she...

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