Monday, September 16, 2013

Middle Grade Monday

Middle Grade Monday is a feature started right here at Reading Nook. It's a way to share news or reviews of middle grade novels on a blog that doesn't exclusively post middle grade content. Feel free to join any time and link up. 

I just recently started A Series of Unfortunate Events. I'm not sure how I missed these books while I was growing up, I would have been the perfect age for them. So far I'm loving The Bad Beginning though. If any of you haven't read and/or heard of these books yet. He's a brief peek at what it sounds like. 

Dear Reader, 
 I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune. 

In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast. 

It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing. 

With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

I love aware narrators, I love the story being told to me instead of just told. The illustrations are also quite charming. If you haven't read this series yet, might I suggest a read along. I think you can easily add these books a few minutes of the day and we can go on this unfortunate journey together. If you have read them please feel free to share your thoughts below and on the other posts throughout the series. 

This is a Middle Grade Monday Post feel free to link your middle grade reviews/news below :) 
(doesn't have to be posted on a Monday)

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