The BFG Characters

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Sophie

Sophie is an eight-year-old girl who lives in an orphanage. She wears thick, steel rimmed glasses and spends most of the novel dressed in only her nightgown. Sophie is extremely curious and it is her curiosity that leads her into a grand adventure with the BFG in which the two save the world from vicious, human eating giants.

Sophie is snatched from her bed by the BFG. Though she's frightened at first and certain the giant will eat her, she soon learns that she's been captured by a friendly giant who does not eat humans. In fact, he only takes her because he is worried that she will tell other people that giants exist and he will then be caught and placed in a cage.

Sophie is horrified to learn that there are nine other giants who go out into the world every night and eat several humans...

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