This book is one of my favorites. Through the verbal illustration, the writer was successful in portraying Charlie as a boy the reader feels sympathy for. Hence, the mind of readers connects to the story and they are satisfied with the just punishment given to the other children. Thus, this book has a beautifully-knit story line, many characters who make the story progressive, and, most of all, a highly active imagination to dream up the whole concept of such strange types of sweets & chocolates!
Unlike the other titles from the same series, the story doesn't progress that fast. To put it in a better way, let's just say that all the time the children were chasing after nothing at all, making the story a bit boring, talking about stuff that as repeated multiple times in the story. I am a bit disappointed by this one, as compared to other titles in the main series.