I loved Roald Dahl as a child, His stories are about children overcoming the mean adults in their lives. And some silliness.
One of my favorite books as a child was Matilda. In my mind I was Matilda. Minus the sleazy father, neglectful mother, tyrannical principal, and magic powers. But I loved books. So I was Matilda. (Nerdy, book-loving kids love books about other nerdy, book-loving kids.)
Happy Roald Dahl Day!