This book follows three orphan children called the Baudelaire children, Violet, Klaus and Sunny. The three children become orphans after a house fire that kills both their parents (not a spoiler it happens at the start of the first book haha). After this the children then begin moving around jumping from living with one new relative to the next. Throughout these books the children face a series of unfortunate events, if you pardon the pun 😉 which results in them having to move.
This book was an easy, quick read and I love the characters. I feel as though the mystery side of it is great as it's not scary and find it amazing how although there is very dark content within this book it is written in a way that wouldn't scare younger children who would read this book.
Although the characters within this book are great and the writer has done a good job of making us like and dislike the right people I still can't warm up to Mr. Poe. I feel he is irritating and I just don't like his personality at all. I mean, it's annoying when people interrupt others, I know that from personal experience and Mr. Poe always tells the children it is rude to interrupt but then he interrupts the children when they are trying to tell him things which agitates me reading it.
I will say that this book is already very short yet I still feel it didn't need to be as long as it was. Nevertheless I still did quite enjoy this story and I especially loved their uncle Monty. I even at some points of the book wanted to be in the reptile room with the characters as it was described to my interest. I can't wait to get onto book 3 and see where the story takes me next. I would recommend these books if your into children's books as I feel these are super easy to read and I get through them super quick.