Throwback THURSDAY!


The idea for this meme is to think back to memorable books from our childhood and to tell us why you loved them and you can even review them now.

If you would like to add your TT, please leave us a comment with your link and we will head on over to your blog and check it out!

Mal’s Throwback Thursday!


 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl
Published June 1st 1998 by Puffin
Pages 155

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,  nasty Violet Beauregarde blows up into a blueberry from sneaking forbidden chewing gum, and bratty Augustus Gloop is carried away on the river of chocolate he wouldn’t resist. In fact, all manner of disasters can happen to the most obnoxiously deserving of children because Dahl portrays each incident with such resourcefulness and humor.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a singular delight, crammed with mad fantasy, childhood justice and revenge, and as much candy as you can eat.

I loved this story as both a kid and an adult.  I enjoyed all the characters, the descriptions of the candy, factory et al. The relationship between Charlie and his grandpa was tender.  The magical elements and the various messages/themes running throughout the narrative creates an all consuming read.  Every child and adult should let themselves be transported through Wonka’s wondrous factory with it’s eccentric characters.  Calorie free with all the delights you can eat!!

What is your Throwback Thursday?



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