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Another Excellent Book in the Series of Unfortunate Events.
on 17 December 2002
I have been reading this series since the first one was published, and rather than a weakening plotline as the series continues the plot has grown, and the books are getting better. The first 5 books pretty much followed the same route with Count Olaf in disguise chasing the Baudelaire orphans and trying to steal their fortune. After book 5 the books had a continuation theme with the books plot continuing into the next book. The Vile Village follows on from book 6 and it is more interesting and darker in tone.
It features the Baudelaire orphans going to a Village Adoption Scheme programme in a village which happens to be called V.F.D ( If you have read the previous books this word will be recognised instantly!) Once again the Baudelaire orphans are chased by Count Olaf, but instead of the usual ending this book features a slight twist at the end which I was very annoyed to find as the story continued after the book had finished. This left me wanting to read the next book (A Hostlie Hospital) instantly! The Series of Unfortunate Events has grown on me and in my opinion each story has got better and better and I can't wait for book 8 to be released. This book is a must read for children and adults, I am 17 and I have enjoyed reading all the series!