A discussion group based on the book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, recommended for readers who enjoy a good mystery, dark humor and a bit of whimsy. The listed reading level for the books are middle-school grades.
A b o u t t h i s S e r i e s (from the website)
When the Baudelaire parents perish in a terrible fire, Mr. Poe, a banker and friend of the family, assumes responsibility for the Baudelaire orphans and their fortune. Complying with instructions in their parents’ will, Mr. Poe places the children—Violet, a creative inventor at age 14, Klaus, an avid reader at age 12, and Sunny, a baby with a unique vocabulary and four very sharp teeth—with their nearest distant relative, Count Olaf, an actor who is determined to steal their fortune. Count Olaf relentlessly pursues the children from one guardian to another, hatching a series of ever-more-diabolical plots. The result is a series of misadventures in which the three children can save themselves only by out-thinking the treacherous villain and his associates.
This group will include discussion, vocabulary, journal prompts and other writing challenges and other fun activities to bring the books to life!