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Sólo en este librito tan corto, los tres jóvenes y simpáticos niños se enfrentan con un codicioso y repulsivo malvado, se ven obligados a llevar ropa que pica, sobreviven al desastre de un pavoroso incendio, a un complot para despojarles de su fortuna y a tener que tomar gachas frís para el desayuno.
Yo tengo la triste obligación de escribir estos desagradables acontecimientos, pero a ti nada te impide cerrar inmediatamente este libro y leer algo más alegre, si eso es lo que prefieres.
Con todo mi respeto,
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.
Posted January 27, 2009
I would give The Bad Beginning written by Lemony Snicket a 4.5 star rating. This story in my opinion is a 4.5 because it is very addicting and suspenseful. I enjoyed the fact that at the beginning of every chapter Lemony Snicket added his own opinion about what had happened in the past chapter. I also found it interesting how he warns you not to read the book because of how gloomy it is and because of all of the unfortunate events it tells about. And by him telling you not to read it-it makes you want to read it more so he uses reverse psychology on his readers. To compare the story to something I also watched the movie. I found that the movie leaves out many important details like how Count Olaf makes the Baudelaire orphans do many difficult chores and how Violet gets caught when trying to safe Sunny and all three of the orphans are locked in the tower until the performance. They also left out how Violet makes the marriage untrue by signing with her left hand when she is right handed. Therefore, I think that the book deserves a 4.5 star rating.<BR/> The overall setting of The Bad Beginning is gloomy, sad, and depressing. In the beginning of the story when the children are at Briny Beach it is described as a very depressing and gloomy setting because they said it was a grey, cloudy day and they had the beach all to themselves. Then when they moved in with Mr. Poe for a few weeks while he looked for relatives for the children to live with, the setting was miserable because they shared a small room with Mr. Poe¿s two sons so they were crammed into a small place, annoyed by the two boys, and it said that the house also smelled very bad. Most of the story however, took place at Count Olaf¿s house which was the worst of all settings. It was dirty, dark, gloomy, sad, and very depressing. The Baudelaire¿s had one small. Dirty room, with only one bed so Violet and Klaus had to alternate. And for Sunny, Violet used her inventing skills to make a small bed out of the curtains hanging in the window. So the main setting of the story is gloomy and depressing.<BR/> Violet Baudelaire is the eldest of the three Baudelaire children; she is fourteen and is always coming up with new inventions. Klaus is the middle child of the Baudelaire children; he is a very smart twelve year old who loves to read books. Sunny is the youngest of the Baudelaire children and loves to bite things. Count Olaf is an evil man who is the new guardian of the Baudelaire orphans, and who plans to steal their fortune. Mr. Poe is and accountant who is in control of the Baudelaire fortune; he is always coughing and doesn¿t believe what the children say about Count Olaf. And Justice Strauss is Count Olaf¿s lovely and very friendly neighbor who allows the children to use her library and was tricked into marrying Count Olaf and Violet.<BR/> The main conflict that occurs in the story is that after the sudden death of their parents in a fire, the three Baudelaire children are forced to depend on one another and their wits when it turns out that their distant relative, Count Olaf, who is their new guardian, is determined to use any means necessary to get their large family fortune. So the story is about there life as they move from their wonderful life with their loving supportive parents and living in a mansion to living in a beat up, old house, with the evil Count Olaf who gives them impossible chores to do and a terrible environment to live in.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 15, 2006
The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket, tells an unhappy story about three very unlucky children. The three Baudelaire children come across a series of very unfortunate events. Their parents suddenly die in an unexpected fire that burns their entire house down. The three children are Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. Violet is fourteen and is always coming up with new inventions, Klaus is a very smart twelve year old and loves to read books, and Sunny is the youngest and she loves to bite things. The Baudelaire children¿s life is completely changing rite before their eyes. Count Olaf adopts the Baudelaire children. He is a very evil man and is always trying to get to the Baudelaire¿s fortune. He calls the children orphans and treats them like his servants, making them cook his meals and do the house chores. Count Olaf has an evil plan to get a hold of their fortune and the Baudelaire children are determined to stop him. This book is gloomy, terrifying, and entertaining, all at the same time. Once you start this book, you will not want to stop. This book also has an ending you would never expect. Once you have read this book, you will surely want to read the next one in the series. There are twelve books in the whole series so you can continue the mystery by reading them all.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 23, 2005
It is a great book for all ages because the little ones can get help by the difinitions stated right there in the book. My 18 year brother reads them and so do my third grade friends.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 31, 2004
Posted October 1, 2003
if your child is struggling in the world of litureture and all you want is for her to complete one whole book, this is the book for you. It's weird plot structure and charector setting pulls your child in emidiatly makeing them anxious to turn to the next page. I highly recomend this book to any parent who just wants their child to have a good time lying back and readingWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 28, 2009
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