Title: A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning
Author: Lemony Snicket
Date published: September 30, 1999
Page Count: 176
A physical copy of the book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: Dear Reader,
I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.