A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room

Written by Lemony Snicket
Illustrated by Brett Helquist

Reviewed by Shannon W. (age 8)

In the beginning of The Reptile Room ,three children named the Baudelairs Violet, Klaus, and Sunny had to go live with Montgomery Montgomery , their distant relative because they lost their parents and house in a fire. Next they have fun with their new giddy uncle and even eat coconut cake! But these are not ordinary kids …. They have missfourtion and you know … anything can happen. Then just as things where good, something terrible happens to Uncle Monty in the reptile room. After that it takes a long time to get a doctor because Stefano (A.K.A. the evil Count Olaf) has something to hide. In the end will Count Olaf’s secret be revealed? Read the book to find out!

In my opinion, A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room is a great book. To start with the book has some comical moments when Uncle Monty asks Mr. Poe if he wanted a carrot instead of cake! Another is it leaves you on a cliff hanger and wants you to read the next book to find out what happens. Lastly Violet makes a last minute discovery of what’s inside Count Olaf’s suit case. All in all you should read this book from 3-6 grades because it is adventure filled book that, you need to read ….before it is too late.

Do you like books with lots of adventure? Then A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room is the book for you. It makes me feel so happy that I have people who love me and make me feel happy when I am sad, but the Baudelaire’s don’t have….any. In give this book a 5 star rating but with all of my heart I wish that the Baudelaire’s could have a better life but no, that’s not how the author made it. I recommend this book to people who are not, I repeat not afraid of reptiles, but I think grades3-6 should read this book. In conclusion, I think you would like this book if you are ready for miserere.

Shannon W. is a student in Mrs. ONeil's 3rd Grade Class