Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ten insane children’s book characters

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Chrissie Gruebel tagged ten actually insane children’s book characters, including:
Miss Trunchbull (Matilda, by Roald Dahl)

Straight up, this lady is trying to kill kids. She picked up a girl by her braids, whipped her around in the air a few times, and then launched her into a nearby field. Launched. Her. Into. A. Nearby. Field. How is local law enforcement not involved here?! How is The Chokey even a thing?! Why not just waterboard the children instead?! Oh wait, she kind of did that, only instead of water, it was chocolate cake. Trunchbull is bringing everyone a whole world of pain and the only thing that can stop her is a haunting.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Matilda appears among Jeremy Strong's ten funniest fictional families, James Dawson's top ten books to get you through high school, and Christopher Timothy's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue