This book is about a young girl named Matilda, who is blessed with a brilliant mind. She is very intellectual for her age, not to mention very MAGICAL! She has special powers, which enable her to do amazing stunts. However, she has two parents who are absolutely repulsive. They are very neglectful, and have no idea of how gifted she truly is. On top of that, the principal of Matilda's school cannot stand her. She is very hateful and grim toward all of the children in the school. She also dislikes any bright colors or signs of happiness. Her teacher, however, is very insightful and caring. She is very fond of Matilda. In the end, Matilda is adopted by her teacher. They live happily ever after. This is a wonderful book for the primary age. It really holds the reader's attention. Also, children can relate to this book on a personal level. There are many different themes, which teachers can use to develop meaningful lessons for their students. It deals with family life and school life. It deals with social issues, along with personal issues. However, Dahl makes this book fun by giving Madeline these special powers. The book ends on a very happy note. I would recommend this book to anyone. It is a great book for adults to read, also. It really brought out the kid in me! Read it!