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  • 1. Name Date Sample Book Report The writer’s title includes the name of the The Bad Beginning: A Terrible Tale book he or she is reviewing. The writer engages the Do you enjoy happy endings? If so, The Bad Beginning by The writer reader with Lemony Snicket is a book you’ll want to avoid. This is a includes the a question. story with a bad beginning, a bad middle and a bad title and author of the book in ending. Why would anyone want to read such a thoroughly the introduction. bad book? It’s all in good fun! The writer The Bad Beginning is a story about the suffering of three provides orphaned siblings at the hands of their uncle, Count Olaf. a brief Although Violet, Klaus and Sunny are the inheritors of an summary of the plot. enormous fortune, they cannot claim the money until they are older. For now, they must live with Olaf and cook and The writer clean for him and his terrible theater friends. Why would includes details about a problem such a cruel character take in three orphans? He wants to the characters steal their fortune, of course. face. The writer I can’t tell you how the story ends, but I can tell you what states his I enjoyed most about the book. Snicket makes his readers or her laugh and want to continue reading, even in the most opinion about the terrible situations. For example, he constantly warns The writer book. his reader to put down the book because nothing good provides could possibly come of the orphans’ unfortunate situation. examples from He writes: “It is my sad duty to write down these the book to unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from support his or her opinion. putting this book down at once…” Of course, Snicket’s warnings only made me even more curious to find out what would become of the siblings in the end. The writer gives reasons to Will Olaf’s evil plot win out? Or will these three crafty kids explain why outwit him? If you’re not afraid of a little misery and a he or she The writer recommends whole lot of mischief, then I recommend you read The Bad recommends the book. Beginning and find out for yourself. the book. ©2004 TIME For Kids. This page may be photocopied for use with students and teachers.