Matilda is seeing the world the way adult's see it, but little does she know the kid's-eye view that will make her life magical. Matilda is a very smart little girl who's parents do not understand her and even forget she is there. She also has a brother following in his fathers footsteps and a principle so scary it is hard to imagine. When finally meeting her best friend and a wonderful teacher she realizes life is not so bad and can be actually be fun.
From the day Matilda was born she was unappreciated and unnoticed by her parents. She learned at a very young age the only one she could rely on was herself. She started feeding, dressing and taking care of herself as her family went on with their daily lives. She longed for an education and dreamed of a school she would go to, but until then she started making her way to the public library. Every day she walked the ten blocks needed to quench her thirst for knowledge. When the principal of a local school needed a car she went to Matilda's father and told him about the school. Matilda's father, who was dealing in stolen car parts allowed his daughter to attend the school. Trunchball Hall was a scary school, dull and drab but had kid's there just the same, so Matilda was happy. She met her best friend and had a wonderful teacher Miss Honey who held a deep secret. Matilda showed such a high quality of comprehension that Miss Honey wanted to move her up into a higher grade, but the Trunchball as she was called would not allow that. So, Matilda began developing powers she did not even know she had. She found out Miss Honey's secret and helped her as well as taught her mother and father a few things about just what a kid could do.
Everything is starting to get better for Matilda as she gets her perfect world in order; when all of a sudden her parent have to leave town in a hurry. Matilda begs them to let her be adopted by Miss Honey, she had the papers in her backpack. Her parents allowed it and took off out of the country. As bad as her life started, is as wonderful as it was now. She and Miss Honey had all the love they needed.