I read this when I was ten years old and I remember that it was a story like no other I have read.
In case you haven't heard of this series, it describes the adventures of three very unfortunate children. It's a children's story and a good one. The narrator is constantly reminding you that this is not a happy story.
I never got to finish the series and find out what happens in the end though; I think I stopped around the fifth book. Not because I didn't like the stories but simply because these were my cousin's books and he stopped buying them; I guess I just could have bought them myself, I don't remember why I never did. Anyway, the years passed and I always had on the back of my mind to revisit the series. So here I am: 15 years later I did *stares ahead blankly* (15 years?? time flies!)
Soooo, I re-read the first installment of the series today. And it was as pleasant as I remembered. This is always a fear of mine: revisiting a beloved book and changing my mind about it (''I gave this 5 stars?!Whaaat??''). This is one of the reasons I want to review books as soon as I read them to capture my thoughts on them. If I don't I will forget.
'Bad Beginnings' introduces us to the three Baudelaire orphans and their first encounter with a man that wants their fortune: count Olaf. As their legal guardian, they are left to his care mercy. This is count Olaf:
Just look at him: he looks terrifying. Count Olaf will do anything to get his hands on the vast fortune the orphans have inherited from their parents. Follow along his first attempt to seize it. He has a plan and it's up to Violet, Klaus and the adorable Sunny to put a stop to his plans.
I will be definitely reading more of the series this time! :)