The Baudelaire children are taken to live with their once adventurous, but now timid aunt Josephine. She lives on the hill in the town of Lake Lachrymose. This lake is full of flesh eating leeches. Uncle Ike was killed by these leeches, therefore, making Aunt Josephine less adventurous. Aunt Josephine is forced into forging her dealth note. Klaus, who knows that their Aunt Josephine loves grammar, notices that she misspelled some words in signifying to them that she is not dead, but that she is in hiding. They find her in Cuddly Cove and take her back but end up getting caught by none other that Count Olaf. He kills Aunt Josephine, by feeding her to the leeches. The Baudelaires, once again, are on the run, trying to outwit the evil Count Olaf.
I love these books!! There about two sisters and a brother whos parents died in a fire. What I liked about these books is that it kind of reminded me of the Harry Potter books in a way. I also liked how when things got tough they kept trying to make them better, they just never gave up no matter how hard things got for them. What's sad is they keep haveing to live with these crazy people, since there parents died they have to live with there relatives. These are good books, that I would recommend to both boys and girls. If you haven't read these books go and check them out at your local library because all of the books in the series are good.
If you want to read the series you can not avoid this book. Allthough it is one of the darkest of his books it is still good. I would read it to get to number four which gets much better. Read this and continue the wonderful series that follows and you will not be dissapointed in any way, shape, or form! CW
I don't think this book was the best but I think it was okay. I liked some of the other books in the series better though. It was kind of disappointing 2 the rest of the others.U should it though if u want 2 read the whole series!
Well, it is the first book I read from the Unfortunate events serie. I liked it very much, because the story is fresh and funny (not the theme, of course ;) and because I liked the way of writing of Lemony (and of course, because, after that, I started learning how to make knots ;).
To be frank, I chose it because the title in french (Ouragan sur le lac = hurricane on the lake) pleased me :)
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window
, is a blast to read . I couldn't stop reading it , it was so good .If you read this book you will stumble into a world of wonder and imagination .It is one of the few series I collect .
The tragic saga of the Baudelaire orphans continues as the well-meaning but oblivious Mr. Poe places the three children in the care of a distant relative, "Aunt" Josephine. Aunt Josephine is caring, intelligent, obsessed with grammar, and polyphobic. Her multitudinous fears make her an inept guardian, and certainly no match for the "kindly" Captain Sham, whom everyone but Aunt Josephine and Mr. Poe will immediately recognize as Count Olaf in disguise. Of course, tragedy ensues.
I felt that this book had dropped a half-notch in quality from the first two books of the series. The pace seemed rushed and the plot sketchy, while Aunt Josephine and Mr. Poe were too thick and gullible to be credible. The scene where a fire is started by concentrating moonlight with telescope lenses is physically impossible, and I would bet that many of the younger readers will know this, or learn it quickly, from experience. The first two books gave me the impression that they flowed right from the author's imagination, whereas this one felt like it was driven by, "Oh, it's time for me to write another book, so I'd better do it."
Now that I have my gripes out of the way, I want to make it clear that I still feel this to be a good story that was fun to read. It just did not quite meet the high standards set by the first two books of the series.
in the third book of the series of unfortunate events books continues to tell the tale of the baudelair orphans as only mr. snicket can.
with light humer that keeps me interestested you'll eat up this book from start to finish.
this books tell the chapter of the orphans life spent with their aunt josephine, who is easily my favourite relative.
i love all the books in this series especially the second one but this is my sentimental favourite as this on mad me cry.
I realy liked series of unfortant events.I think that how the house was on stikes over the water was really cool.i think that the leches were really scary.i also think that how the leches eat her husben was really sad. talk to you later BYE