Lemony Snicket’s The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) was very enjoyable to read. With its clear writing style, it was easy to understand; the author even gives the meaning of some words, which is great for both kids and adults who need to widen their vocabulary.

The plot was interesting. It’s amazing how the author successfully included some legalities in a children’s book. However, people shouldn’t take every law used in the book as true. For instance, any contract–including a wedding one–isn’t legally binding when threat or intimidation was used to make the other party sign it. Nevertheless, The Bad Beginning is still a book that I would recommend to anyone. I’m looking forward to reading the second book and watching the film adaptation A Series of Unfortunate Events, in which Jim Carrey plays as the evil Count Olaf.

Listen to Aanya. (Also, I would love to “gang up” with Mr. Gaiman. I hope Aanya doesn’t protest.)