bunnybean’s #CBR4 Review #3: A Series of Unfortunate Events (The Bad Beginning, Book the First) by Lemony Snicket

In this story, there are three siblings.  It all starts when they are at the beach and their parents die!  This book is very unfortunate!

Their parents’ friend, Mr. Poe, tells them the bad news.  He takes them to his house, and he has two sons who are very sloppy, and the kids have to share a room with them.  Even worse, the kids have to go another house where a man named Count Olaf lives.  He is not a nice guy.  He doesn’t have any books or other things to do.  Every day for breakfast, they have cold oatmeal.  His neighbor seems to be nice, but Count Olaf doesn’t let the kids go see her.

One day, Count Olaf tells the kids that they are going to be in a play, and that in the play the oldest sister will “pretend” to marry him.  That sounds fishy, huh?  Then when it is time for the play, the oldest sister puts on her costume and gets on stage with Count Olaf, and he tells her that she should really marry him.  Everybody in the audience is horrified!  Mr. Poe saves the siblings from Count Olaf.

I liked this book and my favorite part is when they have to cook dinner for Count Olaf’s friends.  They make spaghetti and meatballs, but Count Olaf wanted fancy roast beef.


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