Oliver Twist – reviewed by Martina Masters

Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens

Reviewed by Martina Masters (13 years old. Eccleston School, Argentina)

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Have you ever felt angry or sad about cruelty to children or corruption in society? Well, if you haven’t you have to read Oliver Twist. Charles Dickens really makes you feel as Oliver felt in this novel. It’s wonderful the way he makes you understand Oliver’s need for love. What I like the most is that the writer found inspiration to write novel in his own life. When he was a child he had to work in a factory and he definitely didn’t have a happy childhood. In the story Fagins, Sikes and Bill make Oliver work as a thieve. You can notice that he based the character of Oliver Twist on himself.

“You must tell me more. Where can I find you again?” asked Rose.

“Every Saturday night.” Said Nancy. “Between eleven and twelve I will walk on London Bridge- if I’m alive.” Of course, in every book there is someone who helps the main character. In this case Mr. Brownlow, Rose and Nancy join to try to help Oliver from all these thieves and to give him a better life because they know he is a good boy.

I really recommend this story to you. It’s not a boring and long book at all. It’s brief and fascinating. Would you like to know what happens to Oliver in the end? Well, read it!