The BFG Review

My most recent read belonged to a childhood favorite of mine. The BFG was actually one of my favorite Roald Dahl books as a child.

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumply. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleslumpeater, the Bonecrucher, or any of the other giants- rather than the BFG, she soon would have become giants.

Soon, the BFG and Sophie decide once and for all the bone-crunching giants must stop eating other humans.

It still has the same charm as it always had. With the creative language, the lovable characters, and the world make this book as amazing as it is. The BFG is the only giant who is nice—-as in the only one who doesn’t eat humans—instead he collects dreams and gives them to kids. When he captures Sophie, he makes sure she is safe from the terrifying giants.

Dahl really knows how to capture the imagination in his books- through made-up words. You have snozzcumbers and frobscottle in The BFG. Even wrong spellings of English words. Still such a delight to read- that is how the BFG says things- it is actually pretty fun. I loved seeing how Sophie and the BFG figured out their plan to stop the terrible giants. I loved both Dream Country and Giant Country.

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