“I know that these books are much beloved and considered at this point children's classics, but I just couldn't love them. And it's not that they're written for younger kids. I have no problem with Harry Potter & I love Gregor the Overlander, but maybe I'm just too much in need of happy endings in kids books. And Mr. Snicket constantly reminds us that these books are not happy ending books. At least he's honest about that. I both love & hate the way so many words are defined in the book. Hate because it gets tiresome when I already know the definitions. It breaks up the pace of the book for me. I love them because thinking as a parent this is a great way to introduce words that kids might not know and define words in a fun and easy to incorporate way.
I do also love the 'back story' of Lemony Snicket. I love how Daniel Handler created this character and made this entire story to explain why Lemony Snicket is writing about the Baudelaire children.
I'm not saying these are bad books, I just could love them and don't have much desire to finish out the series. Maybe Emma will love them!”