A globally recognized classic, Roald Dahl’s novel displays immense creativity in an easily understandable format. The book centers around Charlie, a boy from a poor family living near a huge chocolate factory. The factory is owned by Willy Wonka, an eccentric inventor whose passion lies in candy making, but has not made any recent public appearances. However, Willy Wonka provides a chance for five people around the world to tour his factory, in hopes of finding a suitable heir. By sheer luck, Charlie is selected as one of the five recruits, and faces the challenge of proving to Wonka his qualification to become the next manager of the chocolate factory. Though the novel appears to be overloaded with creative elements at first glance, the author maintains a steady connection between his seemingly bizarre ideas, producing a unique but easy to understand book. I would recommend this book to those seeking a light and fun read.
Age rating: 8 and up