Bad Beginning, The (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)

Lemony Snicket
Dear Reader, I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands 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. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket.


Reviewed: 2018-01-27

This book is a wonderful read to those willing to sit through a terrible story of 3 amazing orphans on their terrible journey of ups but mostly downs. Lemony snicket truly captures the feelings of these sad events and what transpires when one has a truly terrible 'close relative'. Count Olaf is certainly one being that I wish no close encounter with, ever. 

Reviewed: 2017-09-15
Reviewed: 2016-10-08
Just as good as I remembered it! A modern day Classic in which a YA writer uses interesting and unusual writing techniques to entertain as well as to get his point across. It makes me want to read every single book in the series all over again. Educationally, I would want to use this as a writer's study because of his unique writing style. It also has good vocabulary words that are useful to know and can be used for vocabulary quizzes.
Reviewed: 2016-09-08

G  6   (RETIRED AS OF  11-16)   1010L    GLE  6.1


1.  .50  HB  G    deckled edges    99/42     7x5

2.  .50  HB  G   deckled edges  99/52    7x5

3.   .25  HB   G  deckled edges  99/38   7x5

4.  .25  PB  F  corners bent a bit, edges of spine need taping, front cover corner bent, first few pages-slight wave   99/2000/40    7.5x5

Reviewed: 2016-07-05
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