The Magic Finger – Roald Dahl

The Girl using her magic finger

This was the second book that I decided I would be reading this Summer to refresh Roald Dahl in my mind. I began it straight after the first as I had borrowed five from the Virtual Library to read on my laptop that night.

It was one of the few that I don’t remember reading when I was younger so came as a complete surprise to me. I am happy to say that I am not disappointed, as has been the case with every book I have ever read by this author.


If you ever read this story, I am very much the Girl who lives next door to the Greggs in the punishment that she choose for them. I have never liked the lifestyle that they lead and tell my family that people who have the same hobby deserves that same consequence.


VERY quick read that could easily be done in an evening before bed, or as a break from the technology in the day, but without compromising the story. My thoughts are that this is one of the Roald Dahl books that are aimed towards a slightly younger audience which could be what affected the length of the story.


Below is my favourite quote from the book, essentially sums up the whole character in that one line but with it being a quick read, one line is all that you really need.

Suddenly a sort of flash comes out of me, like something electric. It jumps out and touches the person who has made me cross.

This is a book that I would recommend to anyone who needs a quick but amusing book for themselves or their children.

5 out of 5 stars

Only critique is that I would want it LONGER (although I feel that would ruin the book by extending it TOO much).

Accelerated Reader Information

Level: 3.1

Points: 0.5

Interest Level: LY

Quiz Number: 200423

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