I loved the movies, the old one, the new one even more. It was only a matter of time for me to dig my way towards the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl (ISBN 0140318240; 160p.; Goodreads) book. Especially since I really needed a fast little break from “Dance with Dragons”, since my blog was so quiet for so long.
Charlie is a kind boy in a very poor family. They scarce have anything, and circumstances dictate that they have less and less. The one thing they have plenty of is hope and positivity thought. Charlie himself lives on stories of that mysterious Chocolate Factory, which he passes every day from school. Smoke comes out the chimneys, air is filled with smells, sounds buzz in the air. But never a soul has left through the ever locked gate.
But then one day everything changes. All over the world the news send people into frenzy. Mr Willy Wonka, the owner of the greatest Chocolate Factory on Earth has printed five golden tickets. Each one is hidden under the paper of a Wonka bar. It could be anywhere. And this ticket will welcome the holder and the parents (since Wonka expects it to be children) into the factory for one day. Each child will leave with a lifetime supply of sweets. And one child – even more than that. Thing is, our little Charlie only gets one chocolate bar a year…
It’s a wonderful, bright, and beautiful little book, sharing the most perfect truth: Nothing is impossible! And therefor I’ll give it 5 out of 5 without a doubt. I’m not sure if I’ll read the next one thought, but this one was a marvel.