The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More in my school. Despite what the cover may imply, this is not a children's novel like James and the Giant Peach. What the reader will find here is a collection of short stories that are targeted to older readers.
My favorite of these enjoyable stories is "The Hitchhiker", in which a light-fingered travel companion amazes and saves the protagonist. Dahl loves to turn a narrative and surprise the reader. For my students who are working on making predictions in their reading, this would be a challenge, but a good way to enjoy unexpected twists in a story. Reading techniques aside, anything by Dahl is fun to read. These stories aren't classics like Matilda or The Witches, but I'd still rather be reading Roald Dahl that just about anyone else.