Analysis: A Series Of Unfortunate Events

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“Your parents… have perished in a terrible fire.” This very same fire also destroyed Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire’s home, leaving them with absolutely nothing - other than the infamous Baudelaire fortune that Violet is to collect when she turns eighteen years of age. Mr. Poe, a family friend, tells the children that he needs to take them to their closest-living relative, not on the family tree, but literally the closest-living relative (within the city, to be exact). The Baudelaires have never even heard of Count Olaf, but he turns out to be an unprincipled and downright evil man who tries to steal their inheritance. Lemony Snicket’s unforgettable novel includes darkness, humor, and irony as Violet, Klaus, and Sunny try to escape from…show more content…
Better Reading claims that there are four main reasons why children favor reading book series: familiarity, accomplishment, reading momentum, and collectability. Many are overwhelmed when they have to choose a new book to read; however, if all the young readers have to do is pick the next one in the series, they will feel more at ease. Furthermore, children feel accomplished after completing many novels because they are capable of reading more after developing literacy skills. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” is a very popular series, and these four justifications make it much more enjoyable. Linda Bindner from Library Journal compliments Lemony Snicket by saying that his “energetic blend of humor, dramatic irony, and literary flair makes it all perfectly believable. The writing [is] peppered with fairly sophisticated vocabulary and phrases” (Amazon), while Publishers Weekly states that “the author uses formal, Latinate language and intrusive commentary to hilarious effect, even for readers unfamiliar with the literary conventions he parodies.” These two distinguished editorial reviews demonstrate how amusing, intriguing, and riveting this fantasy really is. As well, ordinary customers enjoy The Bad Beginning. It has 1,875 reviews on Amazon and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 61% of the reviewers giving it all five stars. The series…show more content…
The heroic traits in this novel teach many important life-changing lessons, but the captivating genre is also a factor to why so many people of all ages call this book a favorite. Both the book itself and the series it is a part of, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” have been recognized with a great deal of awards and praises. The Bad Beginning should, undoubtedly, be selected for the Little Free

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