by Quentin Blake (Illustrator) by Roald Dahl
There began to creep over Matilda a most extraordinary and peculiar feeling...a kind of electricity...
Matilda is an extraordinary girl, sensitive and brilliant. But her gormless parents think she is just a nuisance, and treat her as a scab - a scab to be endured until the time comes to flick her away.
As if this isn't enough, Matilda has to cope with the odious headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who terrorizes the whole school. But when Matilda is attacked by Miss Trunchbull one day, she suddenly discovers she has an extraordinary power and realizes she can make trouble for the monstrous grown-ups in her life.