Book Reviews, Books

The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket

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Rating: 4/5


Synopsis:

Dear Reader,

If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school, look elsewhere. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent and resourceful children, and you might expect that they would do very well at school. Don’t. For the Baudelaires, school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives.

Truth be told, within the chapters that make up this dreadful story, the children will face snapping crabs, strict punishments, dripping fungus, comprehensive exams, violin recitals, S.O.R.E., and the metric system.

It is my solemn duty to stay up all night researching and writing the history of these three hapless youngsters, but you may be more comfortable getting a good night’s sleep. In that case, you should probably choose some other book.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket


Review: I quite enjoyed this book, not only because of the triplets and the pleasant vibe they added to the miserable setting but also because of the possibility of a more complicated plot aka “V.F.D” which adds a good element of mystery.


Goodreads link: The Austere Academy

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