CBBC Office: Book Club: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Hi everyone, Katie here! Welcome to the first CBBC Book Club meeting.
For our first meeting we read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. After finishing the book, I put my thoughts in the links below.
I asked you:
- Who your favourite character was and whether they’re nasty, or nice!
- Which would be your favourite room if you were to go to the factory, or which your favourite treat would be to take away.
- How the ending made you feel.
Beware – I ate lots of chocolate whilst reading this book!
Read Katie's description
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is about a boy named Charlie who is poor and lives with his parents and both sets of frail, old grandparents in a very small and cold house. The family have nothing and live on cabbage soup!
All Charlie wants is to have the privilege of enjoying his favourite treat – chocolate – which he only gets to taste once a year when he is given a single bar for his birthday. Charlie’s luck changes when he becomes one of the five children lucky enough to win a golden ticket to the chocolate factory owned by Willy Wonka, who is described by Charlie’s Grandpa Jo as “the most extraordinary chocolate maker the world has ever seen!”
Little does Charlie know, entry to the mysterious factory will change his life forever.
Read Katie's review
I really enjoyed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, firstly because of the brilliant characters. You feel very sorry for Charlie and his lovely family who look after each other but are very poor. In contrast, the other children who gain access to the chocolate factory are greedy, selfish and spoilt.
Reading the book makes me really want something good to happen to Charlie. Some of the characters will probably remind you of your own family or people you go to school with!
The other thing I love about this about this book is the description of the chocolate factory itself and the treats inside it! It’s a dream world for a chocaholic like me! From everlasting gobstoppers to choccy you can take out of your TV screen – reading the book makes you wish Willy Wonka’s creations were real!
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