I remembered loving all of Roald Dahl's stories when I was younger, but, having started on this project, I read them again and was unimpressed. However, I don't easily grasp what particular age groups are capable of understanding, so maybe they are as impressive as I used to believe. The problem I see is that the majority of his books are marketed for the 9-12 age group yet lack a conflict entirely. Although the stories are very creative, they seem rather boring without a conflict. I'd still have to say that Matilda is my favorite book for this age group. It's easy to read, has a good length, typical Dahl characters, decent conflict, and a happy ending. What's your favorite book for this age group and why? Also, what do you think about books at this high of an age group lacking a conflict?