Character: Sophie 

Book: The BFG

Author: Roald Dahl 

26 writer: Carmen McCormack 


Kidsnatched from an orphanage by the BFG, a friendly giant who only eats snozzcumbers and drinks frobscottle, Sophie helps save human beans from nine brutish giants.


Tiny, bespectacled, a girl

captivated by a shadow, grasping 

her sharp bright beginning.  


No more: be quiet, be still, behave

biffsquiggled by a frightsome human bean.


She moves towards mystery and magic, 

phizzwhizzing dreams in stoppered jars,

where danger breathes in a giant yawning land.


And still, her heart beats.


Fiercely she raises her voice, shines her light

to star the dark.


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