There’s a Iot we can learn from the toughest, titchiest pair we know: Matilda and Lavender. Let’s take a look at their best moments...
WHEN THEY STUCK TOGETHER
Right from the first day of term the two of them started wandering round together during the morning-break and in the lunch-hour.
It’s a scary world out there. If you want even the smallest chance of survival, you’re going to have to team up.
WHEN THEY HAD THINGS IN COMMON
Matilda liked her because she was gutsy and adventurous. She liked Matilda for exactly the same reasons.
You and your best friend might both be brave. You might both like bicycles, or crocodiles, or lollipops. Or you might both be eight feet tall. Whatever works for you.
WHEN THEY CHEERED EACH OTHER ON
From the third row of desks Lavender said, “It’s good. I like it.”
Some of us are lucky to have friends with wonderful talents. Some of us clap and cheer anyway.
WHEN THEY SHARED THEIR SECRETS
She was tingling with excitement. She was longing to tell Matilda about her plan of battle.
It’s tricky knowing who you can trust - you need a friend who won't let the cat (or newt) out of the bag.
WHEN THEY INSPIRED EACH OTHER
She also admired Matilda, who had sworn her to secrecy about the parrot job she had brought off at home, and also the great hair-oil switch which had bleached her father’s hair. It was her turn now to become a heroine if only she could come up with a brilliant plot.
We’re not saying you should encourage each other to plot against grown-ups. We would never, ever say that. (Unless they really deserve it.)