The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 4) by Lemony Snicket

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This series is soooo much different than your normal Happy Ending book series! All the books are funny, entertaining and very, VERY sarcastic!!!!!!!!!!!

The books are about 3 siblings who are trying to find a new home while hiding from the evil Count Olaf!!! Who is trying to steal their family fortune, and get rid of the kids in the process!!!!!!!

The books are very clean and funny!!!! With only a little mention of death. No blood, just a sentence like, “His leg was smashed completely, and I won’t describe it too you. But let’s just say it looked very VERY bad.”. (Those aren’t the actual words, I’m paraphrasing of course… Mostly cause I can’t remember the actual sentence…)

Over all, this is such an interesting and different series for kids and teens!!!!!!! If you are looking for some non-Happy-Ending book series, you have found it! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A great not-Happy-Ending for kids or teens!
  • Very sarcastic and funny in a dead pan kind-of way!


  • Some people do get hurt or die in kind-of horrible ways…..

I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to read this book because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put this book down instantaneously, because of all the books describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, The Miserable Mill might be the unhappiest yet. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are sent to Paltryville to work in a lumber mill, and they find disaster and misfortune lurking behind every log. The pages of this book, I’m sorry to inform you, contain such unpleasantries as a giant pincher machine, a bad casserole, a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be, a hypnotist, a terrible accident resulting in injury, and coupons. I have promised to write down the entire history of these three poor children, but you haven’t, so if you prefer stories that are more heartwarming, please feel free to make another selection.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

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