Title: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Author: Lemony Snickett
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This 14-book series is about three orphans with extrememly unlucky lives. The youngest of the Baudelaire orphans, Sunny, loves to bite things. Which turns out to be a good thing... Her chomping helps when the going gets tough. The middle child, Klaus Baudelaire, reads nonstop! His special knack for books is a big help when problems arise. He always knows the right spur-of-the-moment information to solve their problems. The oldest of the three, Violet Baudelaire, is an inventor. Her siblings can always tell when she has an idea, simply by looking at the back of her head. When she has an idea, her hair is tied up in a simple purple ribbon.
You're probably wondering why their life is so miserable. Well, to sum it all up, when they were a tad younger, Their rich parents perished in a mysterious house (actually at the time, they lived in a mansion) fire. Since their parents were rich, they left behind an enormous fortune that is always being chased after by one of their extremely vast relatives, Count Olaf. They first met him after their parents passed away, and were found a new home in a masion covered in moss and vines, alongside a murderous actor, Count Olaf. He sent them to the attic , where there was nothing but boxes of old junk, a musty bed, and cobwebs.........MANY, MANY COBWEBS...... Later, Count Olaf plans a feast with his acting group (which includes a wide variety of creepy men and women involved in Count Olaf's plays). The Baudelaires are not allowed out of their room while Count Olaf's acting group is still there. Soon, Count Olaf plans a horrific scheme to steal the enormous fortune that the Baudelaire parents left behind for them, by attempting to marry Violet (by reenacting a marriage in his play), which would then give him an all access pass to the Baudelaire fortune. Happily, he fails..... To read about his other failed attempts to steal the fortune, check out the other 12 books by Lemony Snickett!
These books are rated Vampire ---- due to slight violence and notions of toddlers dangling in a cage from an extremely tall building...and some other stuff that's not too pleasant. Anywho, in case you're more of a movie person, there is a movie that combines all of the books into one film.