Thursday, 15 April 2010

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Book Review

Genre: realistic historical fiction (classic)
Age: 12+
Pages: 352
Gender: Male
Publication Year: 1838

Plot: 5/5
Descriptions: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Developed: 5/5
Fast Paced: 3/5
Cover: 3/3

Final Score: 26/28
Percent: 92%
Grade: A-

Very old fashion book but Dickens makes it good and an original. Oliver was born, although his mother didn't survive. He was sent to an awful orphange. Some luck found him, fore he was taken to be an apprentice to a coffin maker. He didn't find complete fortune there. He was teased, and treated badly to. Finally he decides to run to London. But it seems everywhere he goes trouble always follows. Will he find a good, happy family? Will he escape the trouble he's in? Will he learn about his real mother? Hehe, little suspense there for you. Of course I love Oliver. So cute and innocent. Makes me want to go up and hug him!...Anyway, the other characters, some of the are good people like Rose and her aunt(can't forget the gentleman:) but the like Faguey and Sikes I just plain out hate them. They should rot in a hole. Same Mr. Bumble. The.......bad word. Grrrr. It's just mean how they treat poor, poor Oliver. So. This author did such a great job! Towards the end there was kind of a twist(just to warn you). Not really fast paced, but it works for this book and almost everything in it is important. It's my type of book, London and poor orphans. Is it yours?????? Try it out!

1 comment:

  1. i have watched the movie time and time again and can not believe i havent still read it!! sounds good :Pr