It is Sunday! And that means that it is time for another book review! Whoop, whoop! Today it is for another book from my childhood, The Twits by Roald Dahl. So, let’s do this!
I am really enjoying rereading books from my childhood. It is really interesting to see how much I remember of the story and also seeing how much I missed of the story as a child. And Roald Dahl books are a brilliant way to do this. I read these stories so much as a child and rereading them is making me realise how messed up they are.
the Twits was one of my favourite Roald Dahl books as a child. I was always asking my mum to read it to me. It is probably the story that I remember the most. Most of the major events in this little book I already knew. They didn’t take me by surprised. I was actually impressed by how I did remember considering I haven’t read this book since I was about 8. I remembered all about the walking stick, the balloons, the monkeys and more.
I did however realise how truly messed up this story actually is. I am finding this with a lot of the children’s books that I am rereading. This is something I am constantly noticing whenever I reread a book from my childhood. This book is deeply disturbing. There are some really dark themes to this book. how is it a children’s book? I mean, seriously? There is domestic abuse, animal abuse, literal torture and attempted murder, and then death. Who decided that this book was good for children? Lol, it is seriously messed up!
Oh well, I did enjoy going back and experiencing this story from my childhood. It is a fun little read, if you ignore how disturbing it is. I listened to the audiobook for this one and it was a really good production. I am very glad that I am slowly working my way through my childhood books.
3.5 out of 5
And there we have it. what books did you read as a child? Do you ever reread them? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon