Middle Grade Book Review: The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) by Lemony Snicket ( Author), Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
-Title: The Bad Beginning
- Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events #1
-Author: Lemony Snicket ( Author), Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
-Gener: Fiction, Fantasy
-Age Group: Middle Grade
-Source: The Library
-Rating: 5 /5
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,
I really love this book; I really do.
Lemony Snicket is giving us a story that as sad as interesting; don't contusion reading if you are looking for happiness because within this story dead is in the very first page then turning over you would meet the sad fate of the Baudelaire siblings who are too cleaver to pass the curtly of adults; I hate adults -noting that I am one-. I have watched the film before starting the series and I am sad that they squeezed a whole wonderful series into one movies where Jim Carry made count Olaf fun but indeed he is cruel man. This book reminded me of Dickens' stories about orphans and it simply should be a classic.