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Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is a classic children’s book written by beloved British author Roald Dahl. Most of us have seen the movie adaptation be it the 70’s version with Gene Wilder or the recent noughties take with Johnny Depp, but for those of you who do not know the story (or even if you do and you just fancy re-living an old favourite), then this book will be a treat for you to enjoy.


Charlie Bucket is a sweet natured child who lives with his incredibly poor but large family. They can’t seem to catch a break until one day the eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka offers five lucky children a chance to tour his secret factory if they find the lucky golden ticket hidden in his Wonka candy bars. What with Charlie being so poor, his family can scarcely afford anything, let alone a candy bar. Will he be lucky enough to receive a miracle?


I love this book because it speaks to little kid in all of us. You feel as if you could be Charlie or are right there with him. Dahl’s mouth watering description of chocolate and the nasty individuals that get their comeuppance is a joy to read. I think this is a wonderful story anyone can enjoy and you don’t have to be a child to do so!



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