Best book reviews: First Prize - Oliver Twist | Sunday Observer

Best book reviews: First Prize - Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens was first published as a book by Richard Bentley in 1839. It is a moving story about an orphaned little boy named Oliver who faces discrimination and bullying which is a form of abuse. Oliver is sent to live in a workhouse in miserable conditions and Dickens tries to bring about social reform by highlighting the plight of an orphan. Oliver meets many characters, Mr. Bumble, Fagin, Nancy and Mr. Brownlow.

This novel touches the hearts of readers and teaches a moral that ultimately truth prevails and the innocent Oliver is protected from cruel and evil people.

Neyali Anisha Abeyratna,
Grade 10,
De Mazenod College,