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The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 3)
The Wide Window - A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 3
Author: Lemony Snicket
Are things getting better for the Baudelaires? Could they possibly get worse? — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are fortunate to have found a new guardian, Aunt Josephine. Even though she is unusually nervous, she seems nice enough. — And the children are also fortunate to be living so close to a large body of water. It's true that the lake is...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780439285162
ISBN-10: 043928516X
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 214
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 67 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 3) on + 136 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
The miserable chronicles of the unlucky Baudelaire orphans are fun, quick reads if you bring a tongue-in-cheek sense of black humor to them. Kids seem to instinctively get the joke, but I've seen adults enraged by the books because they take them far too seriously. To them I say, "Relax. No actual children were harmed in the writing of these books."

In this installment, the Baudelaires learn a hard lesson: that adults can not only be clueless, but spineless as well.
reviewed The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 3) on + 124 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Some people have said that "A Series of Unfortunate Events" is stupid and boring. These people clearly missed the point of the series.

Admittedly the story line itself doesn't sound all that great: three kids who have a very sad life, and it keeps getting worse.

But the real thrill in the book is how the author weaves this complicated, and tangled mystery throughout, leaving just enough clues to keep you interested. The minute you solve one mystery, three more open up! It is absolutely brilliant! The ones who call this series "boring" clearly missed the complex subtleties in the story.

The main reason I love this series is the author's way with words. Part of the clues he weaves throughout the books involve word usage. He also occasionally breaks the 'rules' of how a book is written. (For example, in one chapter you have to hold the book up to a mirror to see what it says!) There is a surprise that is wholly unique in each and every book.

And though it may seem strange, I found the series encouraging. The reality is, all of our lives are a bit unfortunate (some more than others) and the books' real moral is how people can overcome all obstacles, even the permanent ones, by maintaining their own self-worth.

This is a very sophisticated satirical series.
reviewed The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 3) on + 280 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
these are great books, I highly recommend this book for the young reader.
reviewed The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 3) on + 5 more book reviews
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The Wide Window is a great book in the series, filled with mystery, paranoia, and horror. This book is crucial to the plot of the series and also one of the best in it.
reviewed The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 3) on + 216 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
We loved this whole series. Great for the primary-middle school set.
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reviewed The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 3) on + 2 more book reviews
Great book. Probably my favorite one so far. Third book in the series.
reviewed The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 3) on + 8 more book reviews
Awesome book if you have read books 1 and 2 already! I suggest this book for 9-12 year olds.
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Tragic stories in the Series of Unfortunate Events. If you like the series, by all means this is a must.

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