Matilda is a 5 year old girl who lives with her mean parents who ignore her, making her life at home terrible. Despite this, she is basically a genius, because she teaches herself to read and how to do math. While Matilda starts going to school, her teacher, Miss Honey, realizes how smart she is. We then find out that the evil headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, is Miss Honey's aunt and is taking money from her. Matilda then uses everything in her power to help Miss Honey. In the end, she ends up moving in With Miss Honey and living happily ever after.