Book Review of The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 1)

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 6


As an adult, I didn't find this book or this series nearly as interesting as some of the others in this genre. That aside, I have little doubt that this is perhaps the best of the genre for children. The writing and characters are interesting, and the author takes an ingenious approach toward finding the illusive balance between accessible and challenging vocabulary. Also, each book is only an hour or two long when read at an adult pace, which I consider to be a good length for younger readers. Recommended for getting any child interested in reading novel-length texts.