Princess Matilda, by Eva Montanari, Paragon Books 2010.
I picked up this book on a whim. This is not usually a good practice for me.
There is a lot to like about this book. Matilda has a wonderful imagination and loves books. There is also a lot to not like about this book.
Not only am I fine when the protagonist is not perfect, I usually prefer it. However, the underlying tone of the text slips from emotional to bratty, Bratty I do not like. The tone could be an error in the translation, but it does affect the entire book.
The story itself is a bit weak; it does rely heavily on the illustrations, which might have worked better if I liked the illustrations more.