Review of The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events #2) by Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrations)

The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events #2) by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist (illustrations)

Review: Okay, so these books just keep getting better and they keep giving me hope that more of my bigger questions might be answered. But no, nothing for Ali. Snicket just keeps toying with me and taunting me with lovable parental characters that will not be the caretakers for these children for long.

Also can I just say how great the writing is? I mean, where were my friends? How could they have not told me about this series till now. I just don’t understand. But I do know one thing, I have to go  because I need to read the next book ASAP.

Favorite Quote: N/A

Would I? Reread? Yes, if I marathon-ed the series. Tell others to read it? Heck yes.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Edition: Hardcover, 190 pages.

Young adult. Children’s. Fiction. Fantasy.

Published September 30th 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers.


Dear Reader,

If you have picked up this book with the hope of finding a simple and cheery tale, I’m afraid you have picked up the wrong book altogether. The story may seem cheery at first, when the Baudelaire children spend time in the company of some interesting reptiles and a giddy uncle, but don’t be fooled. If you know anything at all about the unlucky Baudelaire children, you already know that even pleasant events lead down the same road to misery.

In fact, within the pages you now hold in your hands, the three siblings endure a car accident, a terrible odor, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a large brass reading lamp, and the appearance of a person they’d hoped never to see again.

I am bound to record these tragic events, but you are free to put this book back on the shelf and seek something lighter.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket


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