Throwback Thursday is a series in which I re-read books that I've read previously and review my thoughts on them now. I am mostly planning on re-reading books from my childhood, but that might change as time goes on. I am also taking a part of the re-read challenge hosted by So Obsessed With and Belle of the Literati
By: Roald Dahl
Published Year: 1982
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Summary (Provided by Goodreads): Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any of the other giants-rather than the BFG-she would have soon become breakfast.
When Sophie hears that they are flush-bunking off in England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!
What I remember
I remember that this was one of the first Roald Dahl books I read and I vaguely remember the movie. I also remember thinking that it was funny and I remember loving the BFG. Other than that, I don’t remember much about this book. I didn’t even remember the other characters in the book other than the BFG.
What I thought
Unfortunately, I don’t think this book is one that grows well with you from childhood to adulthood. It’s a pretty silly book, and while I enjoyed it, I think I liked it better when I was younger.
The BFG is about a little girl named Sophie who spots the BFG one night. Because she sees him, he kidnaps her and takes her to live with him in the land of giants. While there, she learns that ever night, the giants snatch humans from their beds and eat them. Sophie is appalled by this (as is the BFG who doesn’t eat humans) and she tries to find out a way to stop them.
The cute things about this book are that there are a bunch of puns. For example, the humans that live in Chile are good to eat on a hot day because, well, they’re chilly tasting. I also still love the BFG. He’s a fun character with a good heart.
I did forget that the BFG talks kind of funny which is a little difficult when reading. It’s easy to get used to, but threw me off at the beginning. I was also a little thrown by how fast everything moved. It was definitely fun and I would love to rewatch the movie to see if it’s just as fun or if it’s better than the m