Oliver Twist – reviewed by Mingrone Gonzalo

Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens

Reviewed by Mingrone Gonzalo (13 years old. Argentina)

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My teacher suggested reading the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens because it is about a poor boy called Oliver Twist who, is exposed to bad influences and awful people. However, he never changes his good nature.

Charles Dickens, one of the greatest English writers, based this character on his own life. It is a magnificent adventure story.

The story takes place mainly in London in the 19th century. A young orphan boy called Oliver Twist escaped from a workhouse. He started walking when he arrived to Barnet, a town near London, where he met a boy called Artful Dodger. They went to London together to an old gentleman’s house called Fagin. He was not such a gentleman. There he learned how to steal. Oliver also met a lot of nice people like Mr Brownlow and Rose.

My favorite part is the robbery. It is full of thrill and risks. And the part I definitely don’t like is when Oliver is deceived.

I felt really strange when the book finished, I realised that in the world there are bad guys who make other people work for them. But finally, I felt relieved when justice was made.

My favorite character is Nancy because she realised that what she was doing was wrong and so she tried to help Oliver Twist. I recommend this book, it is really fascinating.