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The Last Chance Library

by Freya Sampson

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Matilda by Roald Dahl

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Matilda by Roald Dahl In The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson, main character June is attached to certain favorite childhood books, including the young adult novel Matilda by acclaimed and bestselling author Roald Dahl, also known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG. Matilda won the Children's Book Award shortly after its publication in 1988 and is today considered a classic of children's literature. Time magazine has listed it as one of the 100 top YA books of all time.

The novel follows Matilda Wormwood, a girl of extraordinary abilities whose dishonest and selfish parents fail to appreciate her. Like June, Matilda has a great love for books, but the rest of her family prefers television and cannot relate to her. Matilda also encounters problems at school, where the cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, terrorizes staff and students alike. Matilda's kindhearted teacher, Miss Honey, bonds with her and offers her support, but is unable to have Matilda moved to a higher grade despite ...

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