Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is my favourite Roald Dahl book by far; I just couldn't put it down! I loved how it was filled with excitement, silliness and mouth watering sweets (made by Willy Wonka, the greatest chocolate inventor ever). The treats were described in such good detail that I felt like I could actually picture them and they sounded so good that I wished they were real! My favourite description was a lemon soda filled pool!
Charlie (the main character/protagonist) lives in a small old house with his two parents (Mr and Mrs Bucket) and four grandparents. They are very poor, but even so, Charlie loves chocolate. Unfortunately Charlie`s family is so poor that he only gets to eat chocolate once a year, on his birthday.
Something very unexpected happens to Charlie by pure luck and changes his life. It wouldn't have happened if he hadn't had a keen eye. It is a good change for the whole Bucket family and the story has a very happy ending.
This book teaches you that if people tell you not to do something then you should really think about that. Some of the children in the story were told not to do something but decided to do it anyway. They ended up getting into a lot of trouble. It also teaches you that things can change in your life, just like that; if you are having a rough time, keep having hope.
I don`t want to spoil the surprise but it was a 10 out of 10 story and great for all ages above seven years old.