Parents' Guide to

The End: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

The misery ends at last -- or does it?

Book Lemony Snicket Humor 2006
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 11+

A depressing book is too depressing

age 13+

The End

I really think that this is a really great book to read even though it dose have some violence

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (30 ):

Fans of the A Series of Unfortunate Events books will eat up THE END, and those new to the series won't understand much of it. Adults love the mordant humor. Kids love the melodramatic adventure.

Part mystery, part Dickensian melodrama, with a few touches of fantasy, all served up with a sort of glum hilarity, A Series of Unfortunate Events is like Oliver Twist narrated by Eeyore. With frequent witty explanations of vocabulary, extended cockeyed metaphors, and much tongue-in-cheek woe and misery, it's the kids' version of a mock-tragedy, a literary jape that even those who don't get the joke can enjoy. Anyone worried about the verbal and literary acuity of today's generation can relax -- judging by the popularity of this smart series, something must be going right after all.

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