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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
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  • dahuman1513
    dahuman1513Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:28 am55 stars
    The Netflix Series is very great but not better than the book.
    • dahuman1513
      dahuman1513Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:27 am55 stars
      I read this book in 3rd grade. I didn't really like it, put it back. 4th grade, picked it up, devoured it. I read every book in A Series Of Unfortunate Events in 4 days or less. Amazing book series.
      • papergirlsfb
        papergirlsfbTuesday, November 7, 2017 at 8:04 am55 stars
        AMAZING BOOK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The movie was good , but the book was better . The movie was the most entirely FALSE as story plots go.
        • ajg15
          ajg15Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10:58 am55 stars
          OMG I absolutely LOVED this first book and I'm excited to read the rest!!! WARNING SOME SPOILERS AHEAD! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! ----- This book was about the three bouldeleir (I'm positive I spelled that wrong) Violet the eldest Klaus the middle child and Sunny the baby of the family, Violet is an inventor and you can tell when she's thinking of new inventions because she ties her hair up in a ribbon, Klaus is very smart and by the time he was twelve he read more then most people read in a life-time, and Sunny....well...she bites stuff (☺) she has four very sharp teeth. There parents die in a terrible fire and they go to live with a terrible man name Count Olaf, he is horrible to the children and tries to steal the enormous fortune the bouldeleir children's parents left behind by _____ _____ ___ ________ -------- sorry For them blank spots don't wanna spoil it TO much <3 <3 I highly recommend you read this book! ¡5 popcorn!
          • phoenixdrama
            phoenixdramaWednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:57 pm55 stars
            They are great!!! I love so much I think that you should definitely read it!!
            • beachbreeze13
              beachbreeze13Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:32 am55 stars
              Personally, i think the books are wayyy better than the shows
              • ajg15
                ajg15Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 12:25 pm55 stars
                @beachbreeze12 + @phoenixdrama -Thanks for the help! I'll give them a try!
            • cugitinoma
              cugitinomaWednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:56 am55 stars
              One of the best books I have ever read
              • cupcake321
                cupcake321Monday, August 7, 2017 at 10:06 pmFeatured
                This is a truly wonderful book! I am almost finished with the entire series, and I am so super excited to see how it ends out! This series contains many twists and turns and I hope everyone who reads this considers reading this series!
                • albina200
                  albina200Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10:42 am55 stars
                  This book is so sad I read all the book and I have them too
                  • callumbarnacles
                    callumbarnaclesThursday, March 9, 2017 at 12:17 pm
                    love the movie must read the book
                    • hummingbird1
                      hummingbird1Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 6:48 pm55 starsFeatured
                      Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire lived a happy life in their mansion with their parents. Violet was an inventor, Klaus loved to read, and Sunny had four sharp teeth that she bit everything with. But on one unexpected day, Mr. Poe, a banker, told the children that their parents died in a fire. Their parents had a big fortune that would go to Violet once she came of age. Their parents' wills had clearly stated the children must be raised by a relative. The children were sent to live with Count Olaf. He gave them hard chores to do everyday, and did not give them great living conditions. After living with Count Olaf for awhile, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny figured out he wanted the fortune. He cooked up a plan to get the Baudelaire fortune, and it was up to Violet, Klaus, and Sunny to stop him. I loved this book, and I could not put it down. Lemony Snicket does a great job, and I feel as if I am in the story; it is as if I am chopping wood with them and feeling their misery. I recommend this book to boys and girls ages 10+.
                      • phoenixdrama
                        phoenixdramaWednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:58 pm55 stars
                        I love your review!!
                        • julia13
                          julia13Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12:01 pm
                          Wow i love your review! So descriptive! Just wanted to let you know! #coolwriting
                        • jade56forever
                          jade56foreverFriday, February 17, 2017 at 2:25 pm55 stars
                          I finished this book quite long ago, and it's so good it's just my kind of book. It's a very thought out story and has many intention grabbers and makes you want to read more. Warning: It made me cry so might make you cry too!
                          • cupcake321
                            cupcake321Monday, August 7, 2017 at 10:09 pm
                            I completely agree with you on the fact that these books are attention grabbers! I can not wait to finish the last three I have left to read!

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