Roald Dahl has made an art form out of depicting the absurd, and his novels are consistently entertaining, while harboring a quiet, slyly placed social commentary. The BFG is no exception to the Dahl norm, detailing the story of an orphaned girl. One night at the orphanage, Sophie is unable to sleep, and peering out of her window, is surprised to see a Giant, lean and nearly morphed into the darkness, who is using a trumpet to blow an unidentifiable something into children’s bedrooms. The Giant, noticing Sophie’s attentive observation, sweeps her away to avoid human scrutiny, taking her back to his homeland, where nine other Giants live. The Giant introduces himself as “The BFG”, the Big Friendly Giant, the only Giant uninterested in consuming “human beans”. The BFG’s unique language, notably his hatred of the “snozzcumber” and absolute love of “whizzpoppers”, makes for an enjoyable read, but the real action begins when Sophie decides she and the BFG must figure out a way to stop the other giants from their violent consumption of humans. The BFG is engaging, and kids will have fun trying to pronounce the Giant’s peculiar language, while adults will revel in Dahl’s subtle annotations on human nature.
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