Our rating: ****

Sophie lives in an orphanage for girls, where everybody is mistreated. One night, she looks out her window and sees a giant doing something at a house across the street. Suddenly, the giant reaches in her window and carries her off, back to giant land. There, the Big Friendly Giant, or BFG, tells Sophie that all the other giants are mean and ugly. They eat people every night, while he blows lovely dreams through children’s windows. Sophie wants to stop the mean giants, but what can they do?

This one is very funny. The BFG’s speech is very funny. You would probably never think of some of the things that Dahl finds to poke fun at, but they are hilarious. And don’t worry, just like in all of Roald Dahl’s books that I’ve read, the bad guys get their due!

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