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A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning
by Lemony Snicket
Harper Collins
5.0 stars
21 Reviews

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.

In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odour.

In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy.

Ages 10+

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4.0 stars

So intriguing!

Jul 10
5.0 stars

i would definitely suggest this series to everybody who likes mysteries. It’s a very good book but there is some violence.

Aug 02
5.0 stars

It is the best series about three children ( Violet,Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire) that have no parents because they died and go on adventures to find a guardian without their bad uncle trying to get their money their parents left behind before they died in a tragic fire in their mansion with a little but not much help from Mr.Poe also known as the man who coughs a lot.

Jul 31
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