Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Review

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a favorite childhood book of mine, as well as musical. My favorite of the musical movies is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. So, I have reread two Roald Dahl books.

Charlie Bucket’s wonderful adventure begins when he finds one of Willy Wonka’s precious Golden Tickets and wins a whole day inside the mysterious chocolate factory. Little does he know the surprises that are in store for him.

Five kids are invited to visit Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, but only if you find a Golden Ticket in one of Wonka Bars. They are invited to bring one to two members of their family. Four of them are not “good” kids, and one is better than the others.

Obviously, I love Charlie Bucket, the main character of the book. His family may be poor, but he is a good kid. It would be difficult for him to find a Golden Ticket, but he wants to find one. It took a couple times until Charlie finally found one- it was four bars until he found one. Hearing about the other kids was crazy- not quite as good as Charlie.

The factory is amazing- The Chocolate Room, where everything is edible, which has the Chocolate River. The journey on the boat is like a terrifying roller coaster. The room with the Everlasting Gobstoppers. The room with the talented squirrels and of course, the Television Room. Something happens in each room they visit- we lose a new kid in each of them until one is left. I love those Oompa Loompas. It actually made sense why the book became a musical- in the book, the Oompa Loompas actually do sing, so it naturally comes to them.

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