My ten-year-old daughter reads very well, just not very much. The struggle is mostly in finding material and/or subject matter to engage her. She recently discovered Roald Dahl through her school librarian, and subsequently, she enthusiastically enjoyed James and the Giant Peach. When she asked for more by the same writer, Matilda became her first chapter-book download to her Kindle. She is loving it just as much and is in the e-book every night. She noses into it, asks me a million questions, and I can hear her laughing and/or gasping as the action unfolds. While I have not read Matilda myself, I am giving it five stars for thoroughly captivating my daughter.