A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning – Lemony Snicket

This is the story of three children who are orphaned at a young age. They are then ‘looked after’ by a cousin.
I started this book with immense interest as I do like to see what the majority is reading. I was not excited by it. We are told at several points that this is not a nice book and nice things do not happen to the children. I felt the tone of the whole book was very patronising. I did, however, like the way concepts, phrases and even words were explained. A lot of books talk about things and expect the reader to know, but I’ve found that a number of children don’t bother to ask and it helps to have them explained within the book. In my eyes it was the only redeeming feature.