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

Student Reviewer:

Brianna D.
Year 9

A Series Of Unfortunate Events, written by Lemony Snicket, is a series of 12 books which come under the mystery genre. After the three Baudelaire siblings are left orphaned because of a fire in their mansion, they are sent off to live with their distant relative, Count Olaf. Unfortunately, Olaf is a very cruel man. He is only after the inheritance that the eldest Baudelaire, Violet, is yet to receive. The children escape and find shelter with their quirky Uncle Monty and, subsequently, their phobic Aunt Josephine, but Olaf is never far behind.

I liked how each book in the series shows a different problem involving different people. This makes the books interesting because the author is adding more characters to create different issues for the Baudelaire children.

I give this series a rating of 5/5! I think the books are perfectly written, and I love how connected I felt to the characters.

If you loved the Harry Potter series, you will definitely love A Series Of Unfortunate Events. 🙂