Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2016
I read this series with my daughter when she was younger, so I decided to order the first book in the series to read aloud to my 4th grade class. They are quite captivated! The writer starts off the book by warning the reader that they should read a different book if they like happy stories. HAHA! The characters are wonderful! Count Olaf is dreadful and Violet, Klaus, and Sonny are intelligent, resourceful children who just can't catch a break! The story line is so outrageous that it's not too scary or sad...just great fun. And as I teacher I love the constant vocabulary lessons that are intertwined into the story. "Intertwined" is a word which means to connect or link two or more things closely together. I'm hoping my students will enjoy this book so much they will continue with the series on their own.