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

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A Good Start to a Great Series
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Reader reviewed by perlycc14

I really enjoyed the first book of  Lemony Snickets book: A Series of Unfortunate Events:The Bad Beginning! It was a very good book that kept you interested the whole time. It would make you feel like you wanted to read more, even after you put the book down. I love it mostly because the character Count Olaf is this evil villian who is such a interesting character to follow, and who is a antagonist but at some points in the book he tries to act like the antagonist. That is what amuses me! I love also the way the book is setup. And how it gives you alot of detail with every word that you read. It is so nice how the author can just come righ tout and say what he needs to say but not being to wordy about it. That is why this book is good for kids. It is good for all the kids because it doesn't really have all that much of big words in it so kids will be able to comprehend it. It is a good clean book that will make you want to read more and it will make you want to read the whole series! I have read all thirteen of the books and I recomend them to all people. Especially kids and teens!
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A Great Beginning not The Bad Beginning
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Reader reviewed by Blacstar

      The Bad Beginning was a great book for the Series of Unfortunate Events. In the story we got to meet the three orphans and also learn of the first villian Count Olaf... It was a great story that you can not put down no matter how hard you tried. Also at the end there was a good ending (not a happy ending) that helps lead to the second book. I strongly recommend this book and series to students and adults alike.
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A addictive tale of villains, orphans, and a fortune
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Reader reviewed by starstriker

Things don't look good for Violet, Sunny, and Klaus Baudelaire, when a fire kills their parents and they are sent to live with an odd relative with a tattoo of an eye on his ankle...
Now the Baudelaire orphans are caught in a deadly trap and must use Violet's inventing skills, Kaus's reading skills, and Sunny's teeth to save them.

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a really, truly, AMAZING beginning- And that's the truth
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Reader reviewed by Angelica Maria Denise the Starchild

Yes, the first book of A Series of Unfortunate Events is amazing. The Baudelaire orphans have an air of mystery to them and Count Olaf too. My favorite part? When the Baudelaire orphans have to do the chores of Count Olaf. They are simply ingenius in completing them! The series is awesome as well. Lemony Snicket writes a weave of words that entangles you. It grabs hold of your heart in a scary thrilling way and doesn't let go!
And that's the truth
from Angelica Maria Denise the StarChild
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A Bad Beginning? I think not.
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Reader reviewed by Kiran

I read A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket in fifth grade, when I was 10 years old. At first I wasn't really sure if I wanted to read the book, but when I did I couldn't put it down. I felt so sad for the Baudelaire children, and so badly wanted them to escape the clutches of Count Olaf. That's one of the things that me keep reading about the adventures of the Baudelaire children.
I also liked the way the book was written, in a slightly pessimistic and intriguing way that pulls you in.
And I can't forget what my parents liked about the book: the vocabulary sprinkled into the text.

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whoa whoa whoa!
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Reader reviewed by sarhahahahahahaha

so this book is pretty dope. its starts out with like these three kids who's parants die (*tear*) and they get a bad guardian and they escape from him.its super interesting. and its also kind of sad but its also a mystery!! so if you like mysteries here is your book! its also apart of a series so if you end up liking it you'll get to keep reading it!! make sure you take a look at this popular book!!!
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Amazing book! It keeps you turning pages!
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Reader reviewed by Twinkletoes

This is a very good book. It keeps you turning the pages and you end up reading it in a day. You end up feeling very bad for the Baudelaire orphans and want to go inside the book and help them. But, of course you can't. You can't help but thinking "What if this happened to me? What if I was one of the orphans?." I really wish that the orphans could have gone with Justice Strauss at the end, but of course it can't have a happy ending because otherwise, there would be no more books in the series! I liked how the author puts the orphans in impossible situations and they still can get themselves out of them. Yet, their life still isn't the way they want it to be.
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The Bad Beginning is really a good beginning to these books.
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Reader reviewed by Allyssa

Violet, Klaus and Sunny start off the series at a beach in their home town. Their first unfortunate event is when they find out that there house has burned down. And that their parents died in the process.
Right away, they were sent to live with their distance cousin, Count Olaf. At his house, even more unfortunate events occur. The sad part is, they've only just begun.

This first book kicks off the series well. It's interesting, and the characters are unique. Each sibling has a completely different personality, yet they are unified. That is why I liked it so much.
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The Bad Beginning
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Reader reviewed by Tasmin

This is the first book in the series by Lemony Snicket. In it, Sunny, Klaus and Violet first learn that their parents have been tragically killed in a fire that also destroyed their home and so the children are homeless and orphaned. As they are only children, they are to be placed with a guardian, the evil Count Olaf, who's almost as bad as his acting. Count Olaf wants their sizable fortune, and plans to marry Violet in a play with a real judge playng the part of the judge and making it legal.

The children manage to foil his sceme and are taken away from Count Olaf, but Olaf says that he'll be back.

This is one of my favourite books of all-time. I've it many, many times and I'll definitely read it again. It's very unique and was pretty much the first of it's kind to write in this style for younger readers. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a good read because anyone could read it. They're appropriate for younger readers and for older readers, even adults. I really love this book.
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I love the whole series!
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Reader reviewed by Dominique

Once you begin reading A Series of Unfortunate Events, you can't let go. The unfortunate events are somehow entertaining. There's humor too. The books are suitable for anyone of any age.

Very creative, you'll wonder how Lemony Snicket came up with it all. I think that's part of the magic of the book.
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