Book Review of The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! (Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 1)

The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! (Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 5


For the longest time, I hesitated to try this. It looked so dire and black, I just didn't think it was something we should spend time/money/energy on.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that the stories are life-affirming. And intelligent. They revolve around themes of good vs. evil, and even show how apathy can allow evil to take the upper hand. And the bonus of it was that my reluctant reader FINALLY got hooked on reading!!

The author has an incredible sense of humor that even I found entertaining. I highly recommend this series.