A fantastic book to read. For 9 and overs because there are quite difficult words in it. I liked the bit when Count Olaf dressed up as a woman, because it was funny. There was alot of surprising events which kept me on the edge of my seat, waiting to find out more. Someone who enjoys adventures would enjoy this book because the three children have to work in a lumber mill and have lots of adventures doing so. The three children only eat gum for their lunch and at dinner they have a bad casserole. This book is the funniest one in the series yet, it is also exciting, dark, with other surprises on the way.