George’s Marvelous Medicine

// October 16th, 2011 // Book Reviews

Title: George’s Marvelous Medicine

Author: Roald Dahl


A Taste of her own medicine

George’s grumpy grandma needs something stronger than her usual medicine to cure her grouchiness. A special medicine, a remedy for everything. George knows just what to put in it, and he’s in for the surprise of his life when he sees the results of his mixture.

My Review:

George’s Marvelous Medicine, written by Roald Dahl, is an interesting yet funny book. It is about how a boy named George makes a medicine for Grandma hoping it would make her less cranky. When George gives Grandma the medicine she grows really tall. George tries to recreate the medicine and give it to Grandma to make her taller, but it was short of ingredients and instead made her very small until she was nothing.

There are some things I like about the book. The book was funny. George is also imaginative and I like imagination. However, there are also a few problems in the book. None of the characters are nice.  They all celebrated when Grandma was nothing. One of the most disturbing things was when George put harmful things in the medicine like animal pills and nail polish.

I recommend this book to people who are 8 years old or older, because people who are younger than that might want to recreate the medicine and that would be bad.

Despite all this the book was good. It was like magic. It is making a magic potion. Or, should I say, magic medicine.



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