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    This story rang a bell with me, and kept doing so until a much less appealing work of literature brought itself to my attention. Being observant will help you profit later in life, so if a reader- such as yourself- decided not to read this book, that would be a very good idea indeed. This is most assuredly not an appropriate book for young children and teens to just pick off the shelves and start to read. If they picked up a charming story about elves, it would probably be more on the right track for their preferences. As well as that, this volume contains ghastly devices and designs, including betrayal, a contrived message, terrible people, contrived plots, bad food, fires, and an unexpected congratulations as well as the wringing of many anxious hands. In the event of anybody finding any sort of code or cipher contained in this negative and unfortunate review (although that, of course, is wholly ridiculous), pleae wait for us to find you, and be sure to return our signal when the time comes. The world is quiet here. With all due respect, K. SNICKET

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    Out of 10, I give 11.:) This book includes subject such as: tragedy, death, loss, smart children, fire and evil characteres. There are three children in this book. They are the Baidelaires. All intellegent with handy skills from inventing clocks that toast your bread, to a personal can opener you will learn about these three unfortunate children. Violet is the eldest Baudelaire. This girl can invent and repear almost anything that would be useful and wow anyone,just at the age of 13, her current age. Klaus, the middle child, very well-read knows the greatest of facts. This boy will outsmart you no matter your age or how many books you've read. Sunny the beautiful and adorable baby, but beware, even the cutest of things is deadly inside. Now, do not take Sunny for a rude, evil, or mean child, she is very nice and clever, but she has very sharp and hard teeth. Nothing could break her tooth. It is about 3 children who lose there parents in a fore that burned down their entire house. They are sent to their "cousin",Count Olaf. The children a forced to clean his entire filthy house - I will know mention that it looks like a ugly mansion, but extremly filthy- and do other gross chores. They live in a room with ONE old bed, probably with bedbugs, in dread. Later they find out that the only reason that Olaf adopted them is because he want the enormous Baudelaire fortune.In this page-turner, we follow the Baudelaires on their sad, tragic journey. Spottedleaf Kitty Lafoure

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  • the bad beginning

    This book has a ladder going to the climax of the story. This book has a lot of characters Including Count Olaf , Violet,Klaus ,and Sunny. My favorite character is Sunny the baby

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    67 person found this review helpful

    67 people found this review helpful

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  • A Series of Unfortunate Events

    As I noticed that in my english class we will read an adaptation of this book, then I started to do a first step to the series. As I read THE book (not the adaptation), then I did the same that the Baudelaires did: Revealing secrets (and enemies) of the Baudelaire family. I REALLY LIKE IT

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    12 person found this review helpful

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  • A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Being a book worm myself, I can promise that this book will satisfy your book cravings. I am a book critic myself and I personally think that this is one of the best books you can find out there. Keep calm and read on! Lori Rogers

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