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Are you made fainthearted by death? Does fire unnerve you? Is a villain something that might crop up in future nightmares of yours? Are you thrilled by nefarious plots? Is cold porridge upsetting to you? Vicious threats? Hooks? Uncomfortable clothing?

It is likely that your answers will reveal A Series of Unfortunate Events to be ill-suited for your personal use. A librarian, bookseller, or acquaintance should be able to suggest books more appropriate for your fragile temperament. But to the rarest of readers we say, "Proceed, but cautiously."

Hardcover, 176 pages
Published on October 24, 2017 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 006279602X
ISBN-13: 9780062796028
178 Book Reviews
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  • kosho
    koshoFriday, April 6, 2018 at 5:54 pm55 stars
    My year seven librarian Offered this to me as I was reading most of the books in the library and there was barley anything left for me to read(small library tho)And I loved it up to the fifth book!Hope you guys enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Love Kosho
    • bean_boy
      bean_boyFriday, April 6, 2018 at 6:47 am55 starsFeatured
      The first instalment to a Series of Unfortunate Events is filled with twisting plots keeping you reading on and on and on until the book is finished making you want book #2. Funny (in a dark and light way) is one way to describe this book, but also quite sad because some orphans in the world get treated in this cruel fashion. I personally enjoyed the way the orphaned children (Violet, Daisy and Klaus) outsmart Count Olaf and stay brave throughout the entire series, it demonstrates that children can always surprise you and come up with wonderful ideas. I recommend this series/book to ages 7+ and give it 5 stars ( my favourite book in the series is The Ersatz Elevator: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 6) Will the orphans survive the wrath of Count Olaf? Read On! Happy Readings, bean_boy12
      • emily800
        emily800Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 7:40 pm55 stars
        I agree! The series is really good, well-said bean_boy12
      • crazy7701
        crazy7701Friday, April 6, 2018 at 6:21 am55 stars
        I read the whole series twice!! So So Good!!!
        • callumbarnacles
          callumbarnaclesThursday, February 15, 2018 at 12:38 pm
          great book I enjoyed it so much i actually bought the book :)
          • delbels73
            delbels73Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2:51 pm55 stars
            I love this book and the series! The kids are very unlucky and when something seems bright it is snatched away from them every time. Count Olaf is a cruel and wicked man and it was wrong of Mr. Poe to be tricked into putting Violet, Sunny, and Klaus into Count Olaf's care. The orphans gifts come in handy many times all throughout the series! I definitely recommend this book for anyone it is truly amazing!
            • suchomimus
              suchomimusMonday, January 22, 2018 at 12:59 am55 stars
              Three orphans are whisked away by the evil Count Olaf. They must think up a plan to escape from his clutches. A must read book.
              • AmazingAanyaTuesday, December 12, 2017 at 5:17 pm
                One of the best series to read!!
                • lunarstar
                  lunarstarThursday, November 30, 2017 at 3:52 pm55 stars
                  This is such a good book it is full of unfortunate events and has so so so so much excitement really if you had to choose a book got to this one
                  • anajas1
                    anajas1Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 3:04 pm55 stars
                    This was a truly heartening series, great plot, amazing characters... would highly recommend it!
                    • dahuman1513
                      dahuman1513Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:28 am55 stars
                      The Netflix Series is very great but not better than the book.

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