Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Teaser Tuesday 324: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

I don’t know why I had never read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl before now, but when I happened upon a copy for fifty cents at the library used book sale, I snapped it up and devoured it in one day (along with a bit of chocolate, of course). It was interesting noting the differences between the classic movie and the book as I read, and I had to I follow it up with another viewing of the movie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Since most people have read the book and/or watched one of the two movie versions, or are at least familiar with the premise, I feel I can share the following without spoiling anything.

Charlie picked it up and tore off the wrapper . . . and suddenly . . . from underneath the wrapper . . . there came a brilliant flash of gold.

Charlie's Heart stood still.

(Chapter 11)


Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside . . . and what Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike TeaVee, and Charlie Bucket find it is even wilder than any of the wild rumors they've heard!


Lea said...

I loved the movie, but haven't read the book
Have a great week!

Heather said...

Lea: I love the original movie, despite it's differences from the book. Am afraid to see the newer version.

Alice Audrey said...

It's been ages since I read this, but I remember these exact lines. I read the book long before watching one of the movie versions.

Heather said...

Alice: Some books/lines are meant to be remembered. :)