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Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl

What's the book about?

The book is about a boy called Charlie. His family is very poor – they don't have much money and they don't have much food.

There is a chocolate factory near Charlie's house. It is Willy Wonka's factory. Willy Wonka invites five children to visit the chocolate factory. The factory is amazing! One child wins a very special prize. Is Charlie the winner?

My favourite character

My favourite character is Charlie because he is very kind. I don't like the other children because they are horrible!

My opinion of the book

This book is great! I love the incredible chocolates and sweets in the factory.

Words to describe the book

  • interesting
  • funny
  • sad
  • amazing
  • magical
  • exciting

Star rating

I give Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 5 stars.

5 stars = Fantastic!
4 stars = Very good!
3 stars = OK
2 stars = Bad
1 star = Terrible!

Review by: Gabrielle (age 12)

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  2. Explain the story but don't say the ending.
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What kinds of books do you like reading? Tell us about your favourite book!

Average: 3.5 (13 votes)

Submitted by StylishGlass60 on Wed, 08/03/2023 - 23:07


I read a book called: A Rienda Suelta, it is in spanish. I like because it has horses.BY:María Victoria

Submitted by VirtualMoonstone8 on Sat, 21/05/2022 - 03:10

I like reading Harry Potter.

Submitted by PurpleSandalCheese on Fri, 03/12/2021 - 10:29

I like chinese comics. some are funny, touching. I think every single book is awesome and great. I give ☆☆☆☆☆ stars to every single book!(○` 3′○)

Submitted by DJFolkTopaz on Sun, 03/10/2021 - 16:54

I like reading Roald Dahl and Jeff Kinney's books because they are real funny.

Submitted by QueenActressMisty on Thu, 30/09/2021 - 09:27

I give 3 star for this

Submitted by FunnyTrumpet90 on Sat, 18/09/2021 - 14:39

I give 10000000 $ for this book

Submitted by TopazXylophone… on Fri, 02/04/2021 - 10:46

I LOVE horror and ghost stories! I started reading books in English when I was 10 years old.

Submitted by WhiteMonkeyPlayer on Sun, 20/12/2020 - 01:36

I don't have a favorite book. In my opinion, every story is good. I can't choose the best one.

Submitted by PrincessSandSong on Wed, 25/08/2021 - 11:48

In reply to by MisterSphinxPharaoh

me 3

Submitted by FierceMetal5 on Wed, 16/09/2020 - 20:44

What's the book about? It's about a boy named Gregorey Heffely, his family is funny actually, they are some kind of silly persons, and a wierd family, but actually it is funny, actually it doesn't have a pituclaur story every time a new story begins. My favourite character is Heffely because he is the only person that understand evrything so that's why i love him. I rate the book 5 stars and if they were more stars i'll put it.

Submitted by RubyCushionGarden on Tue, 01/09/2020 - 11:15

I start to read English books recently, I have read Magic Treehouse for five days, it's fun.

Submitted by ForeverPharaoh… on Mon, 31/08/2020 - 08:34

My favorite book is Percy Jackson sea of monsters and the lighting theif

Submitted by QueenCreamBamboo on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 15:05

This book is a good english to learn.

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