Book Review: The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket


Genre: Fiction
Ages: 8 and Up

This was perhaps one of my personal favorites in the series thus far. It seemed, for just a split second, that there was hope in the lives of the Baudelaire orphans after all. Of course, all good things must come to an end, and this book did contain it's fair share of treachery. Nevertheless, Lemony Snicket successfully managed to progress the story further, and his imaginative writing style triumphantly proved itself once again. Tragic though it may be, I cannot wait to see what comes next in this Series of Unfortunate Events.

The three Baudelaire orphans have now arrived at an awful boarding school called Prufrock Prep. The lonesome children are soon shunned by the rest of the student body and staff, with the exception of two kind orphans named Duncan and Isadora. Soon enough, the Baudelaire's have made genuine friends for the first time in months. Just when things begin to look hopeful, Count Olaf reappears, and he is just as bloodthirsty as ever.

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