A Series of Unfortunate Events #4: The Miserable Mill: Or, Hypnotism! (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
A Series of Unfortunate Events 4 The Miserable Mill Or Hypnotism - A Series of Unfortunate Events Author:Lemony Snicket In this fourth fantastic entry in the Series of Unfortunate Events, the tragically unfortunate Baudelaire orphans find themselves in Paltryville, where forced labor at the Lucky Smells Lumber Mill is the newest agony in their ill-starred lives. With nothing but a stick of gum for lunch and foul-tasting casseroles for dinner, the trio must strugg... more »le to labor with circular saws and de-barkers. Of course, Count Olaf is not far away, and this time, his disguise is even more insane. Will Klaus, Violet, and Sunny manage to survive?« less
The book certainly delivers what the title promises. The Baudelaire orphans are forced to work in a miserable lumbermill where they get two meals a day: a bad casserole and a stick of gum. Of course, Count Olaf lurks nearby. I was really glad to see the orphans get out of there ... but I'm sure their next destination will be even more miserable ...
My kids can read pretty much whatever they want. Given the option, neither ages 16 or 8 like these books and want to read more than one. Why? They say they are needlessly violent and depressing. There is a lot of killing - parents, aunts... While they may be well written or clever, I will take my children's cue and move these books out of our library.