Back of the Book:
If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school, look elsewhere. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent and resourceful children, and you might expect that they would do very well at school. Don’t. For the Baudelaires, school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives.
Truth be told, within the chapters that make up this dreadful story, the children will face snapping crabs, strict punishments, dripping fungus, comprehensive exams, violin recitals, S.O.R.E., and the metric system.
It is my solemn duty to stay up all night researching and writing the history of these three hapless youngsters, but you may be more comfortable getting a good night’s sleep. In that case, you should probably choose some other book.
With all due respect,
Nicholas Karpuk’s Review on Goodreads.com:
The setting is amusing, the orphans actually get other kids to bounce off of, and Snicket continues what he started with the last book by showing that assumptions really can screw with you. I hope he can keep adding new wrinkles as the series progresses. (read the entire review here)
Format Read: ebook
The very worst thing about this book is the highly annoying and boring predictability…
The very best things about this book are the two Quagmire triplets. I actually enjoy the whole nonsense surrounding the fact that everyone calls them twins because their brother is dead.