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Title:

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning

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Author:

Lemony Snicket

Illustrator:

Brett Helquist

Publisher:

HarperCollins Children's Books

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Summary: Dear Reader, I'm sorry to say that the book you are reading about is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune. In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast. It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.

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Name:

Caitlin

Hometown:

Byers

Age:

14

Review:

I liked this book and the second one. In the second one I liked the part when the three were in the reptile room. My favorite characters are Klouse and Violet.

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Name:

Aman

Hometown:

India

Age:

10

Review:

I like this book because it is very interesting. My favorite character was Violet. I would recommend this book to someone.

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Name:

Mary

Hometown:

Arizona

Age:

13

Review:

It was an amazing book to read. It always kept me guessing what was going to happen next. I would recommend this book.

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Name:

Sua

Hometown:

Korea

Age:

10

Review:

I couldn't put it down after I started reading it. It is awesome.

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Name:

Michelle

Hometown:

Beaverton

Age:

10

Review:

This is a good beginning for the series. The other books in the series are awesome too!

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