Parents' Guide to


By Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

OK, but not as much fun as the books.

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The best parts of the site are the printable trading cards that describe each character and the "Reading Group Guide." The latter is a funny take on how a book discussion group might tackle the series. Sample discussion question: "Does anything in your life compare with the anguish the Baudelaire children encounter in The Austere Academy? If so, how terrible for you. If not, how nice. Discuss."

But what's unfortunate is how boring the site is, considering the popularity of the books. Well, Lemony warns users on the front page, "If I were you, I would immediately turn your computer off rather than view any of the dreadful images, read any of the wretched information, play any of the unnerving games, or examine the unpleasant books presented within this Web site." It's not that bad, but it could be improved by the addition of more interactives and games.

Website Details

  • Genre: Fan Sites
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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