Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
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He ran his fingers slowly back and forth along the length of it, stroking it lovingly,
and the shiny paper wrapper made little sharp crackly noises in the quiet room.
Then Mrs. Bucket said gently, "You mustn't be too disappointed, my darling, if you
Fully grown women were seen going into sweetshops and buying ten Wonka
candy bars at a time, then tearing off the wrappers on the spot and peering
eagerly underneath for a glint of golden paper. Children were taking hammers
"Yes, my love," his mother said. "Of course it is." "Oh, wouldn't it be wonderful if I
found the third Golden Ticket inside it?" Charlie said. "Bring it in here when you
get it," Grandpa Joe said. "Then we can all watch you taking off the wrapper." ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Shannon.Allen - www.librarything.com
I can't get past the fact that children were being murdered in this whackadoo's candy factory. I liked the descriptions of the imaginary Oompa Loompa world and people, as well as much of the details ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - howifeelaboutbooks - www.librarything.com
Not my favorite Dahl story but it had been a long time since I read it - maybe college? It’s is a really good, incredibly silly story, and I love it in its pure state. Next up is watching the movies - I’ve never seen them! Read full review
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