Oliver Twist – reviewed by Marina Gauto

Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens

Reviewed by Maria Gauto (13 years old. Argentina)

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Oliver Twist is a novel written by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), a man who had a difficult life. He had worked since he was a child and he had no money. He gave Oliver , the protagonist, those characteristics.

The story is about a child, whose mother had died, that was sent to a workhouse. Oliver was an innocent and pure boy. When he was eleven, he was tried to be sold from the workhouse as an apprentice, but he escaped from there. In his way to London, he met a boy called Artful Dodger and then ended up with Fagin, the leader of a gang of thieves, who taught children how to steal.

Luckily, Oliver also found people who took good care of him and helped him with some problems he had had.

In my opinion, the novel is very entertaining and it makes you want to read more.   I liked the fact that Fagin and Sikes tried to change Oliver, but he continued to be an innocent good boy.

My favourite character is Mr. Brownlow, who took care of Oliver and loved him despite the things he had done, and his past; and my favourite part is when he is accused of a robbery he hadn’t committed and Mr. Brownlow took him to his house because he was sick. I liked the end , and I wouldn’t change anything in the book.