Student Book Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket, Reviewed by Isla Hoskin (Year 8)
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This week, Isla Hoskin (Year 8) reviews Lemony Snicket's grim classic A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Bad Beginning.
This book was written by Lemony Snicket. I am pretty sure this book was set towards the olden days because of some of the words they used and how they described their birth parents' home. It is a fiction book which is quite dark and could be said to be a horror, because of some of the things these poor kids had to go through.
I really liked this book, I found it very interesting and it was a page turner. The book's events were quite sad. I felt sympathetic towards them. They made the characters very clear and I really liked how they did a great description of each character.
Violet was described as the leader of the children as she was the one who looked after Klaus and Sunny. She is a very smart and determined girl who does not let anything get in her way.
Klaus was the leader of the siblings and I found him quite interesting because he found out most of his information on how law works and stuff by using his books. Sunny is just a very bitey baby.
This book made what was going on very clear and I have a vivid memory of the events that happened. I really liked how at the end they left me on a cliff hanger making me want to jump right into the next book. My adrenaline was up when Violet was forced to get married. I liked how they also used problem solving throughout the book. The description in the book was great and I really felt like I was on a stage with Violet and Olaf. I give this book a five star rating!
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