Boy by Brittany Hartmire
Hi, I’m Brittany Hartmire. I’m from Meadows Elementary School, with Mrs. Shafarman as my fourth grade teacher.
This book Boy was written by Roald Dahl, an author famous for many classic books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. This book was published by Penguin Group in 1984. It has 176 pages. It’s about the author, Roald Dahl, who writes a story about his own childhood.
Harold Dahl, Roald Dahl’s papa, married a young lady at Norway, Sofie Magdeline Hesselberg. Soon Roald Dahl was born. His seven year old sister, Astri, who was papa’s favorite, died from appendicitis. It hurt Roald’s papa so much that he was willing to kill himself. No more than a month later, he got pneumonia. Purposely Mr. Dahl tried to treat himself poorly, believing if he died he’d meet Astri again in heaven.
Through most of the book Roald Dahl describes his troubles through all his school years.
When Roald was 20, he became a great business man, an author. He traveled to many places to write stories and books.
I really liked this book, because I knew I’d get the person’s true feelings, because he was writing about himself. My favorite part was when Roald put goats’ droppings in his sister’s boyfriend’s smoke pipe. He was kind of a jerk. I thought it was really funny because his mom helped him. I’d recommend this book to anyone who doesn’t like autobiographies. I didn’t like them either, but after reading the first page, I knew I would love this book!