Saturday, January 11, 2014

Erica Reviews: The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events #2) by Lemony Snicket

Paperback, 190 pages
Published 2000 by Scholastic (first published 1999)
8 - 12 5 and up

Blurb

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.
In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odour.
In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy.
Ages 10+

Review:

This book was sad. I thought this book was sad throughout the story, there were some happy parts. But they would soon turn sad.
My favorite character in this book was Violet.  Because she was an inventor, she came up with great plans in serious situations.
My least favorite character is Count Olaf because he killed the children's new guardian and schemed to get them for himself.
My favorite part of the book was when Violet came up with a lock pick to open Count Olaf's suitcase to see what he had planned to use against them.