Review | Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (Charlie Bucket #2) by Roald Dahl

“You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that.” 2.5/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: knock knock jokes, glass elevators, oxygen buttons, space hotels, anti-aging pills and zero gravity.

Last seen flying through the sky in a giant elevator in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket’s back for another adventure. When the giant elevator picks up speed, Charlie, Willy Wonka, and the gang are sent hurtling through space and time. Visiting the world’’ first space hotel, battling the dreaded Vermicious Knids, and saving the world are only a few stops along this remarkable, intergalactic joyride.

When I first watched the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” movie, I did a quick research and found out there were two books in the Charlie Bucket series by Roald Dahl. And I thought to myself that they would probably make a movie for the second book. Now that I’ve read the second book, I finally understood that would never happen (for different reasons).

I recently read the first book and I fell in love with the story. So right after I finished, I started reading the second book, “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator“, and I was left disappointed.

There were several things that didn’t work for me with this book, but to name the biggest ones: it was full of (bad) nonsense, politics and was just all over the place.

In this short story the elevator goes to space, they meet aliens and the president of the USA… and then the story changes to anti-aging pills. Ahm… what?

I know this story is supposed to be full of nonsense, but I was expecting the good kind of nonsense, with fun, magic and morals for kids. But this was just a pointless mess. Needless to say I was disappointed.I wasn’t a fan of this. This took a very unexpected turn! The first one is exceptional, and this… was not at the same level. I would recommend only reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”! Just forget this one exists.

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