Title: The Austere Academy
Author: Lemony Snicket
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events, 5
Length: 288 pages (iPhone)
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: Dear Reader,
If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school, look elsewhere. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent and resourceful children, and you might expect that they would do very well at school. Don't. For the Baudelaires, school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives.
Truth be told, within the chapters that make up this dreadful story, the children will face snapping crabs, strict punishments, dripping fungus, comprehensive exams, violin recitals, S.O.R.E., and the metric system.
It is my solemn duty to stay up all night researching and writing the history of these three hapless youngsters, but you may be more comfortable getting a good night's sleep. In that case, you should probably choose some other book.
With all due respect,
Favourite character: Klaus and the Quagmires
Least favourite character: Carmelita, Vice Principle Nero and Olaf
Mini-review: Like Mr. Poe, I wanted to wear a school uniform. Luckily when my wish came true it didn't come in the form of boarding school. If I had to go to a boarding school like Prufatory Prep, I'd be a drop out.
Count Olaf strikes again, this time in the form of a gym teacher, which is very fitting if you're a bookworm.