Title: The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events #3)
Author: Lemony Snicket
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: February 25, 2000
If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted; but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of them all. If you haven’t got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signalling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain, and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this book will probably fill you with despair. I will continue to record these tragic tales, for that is what I do. You, however, should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story.
With all due respect,
This book is one of my favourites in the series.
I’ve always been a book nerd, so I loved the grammar elements in the story. Their Aunt Josephine is obsessed with grammar, so she is always correcting other people’s language. She is also afraid of everything, from answering the phone to turning a doorknob. She is quite extreme but it makes the story funny.
Even thought I knew how the story ended, I loved reading about the puzzle the kids had to solve at the end. After this book, the puzzles the children have to solve become more complicated.
I can’t wait to continue rereading the series!
What to read next:
The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events #4) by Lemony Snicket
The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles #1) by Tony DiTerlizzi, and Holly Black
Have you read The Wide Window? What did you think of it?