The Reptile Room

Written by Lemony Snicket
Illustrated by Brett Helquist

Reviewed by Jenny Z. (age 10)

This whole week I read a story called The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket. It told about three children. They are known as Violet the big sister, Klaus the middle brother and Sunny is the baby. Their parents died in a fire at their house. So they had to sleep at Mr. Poe's house. Then Mr. Poe took them to Uncle Montgomery's house to live. Later Uncle Montgomery took them to the reptile room. When they went in, they saw a snake called the incredibly deadly viper. The deadly viper bites Sunny's chin. The Reptile Room is in the Series of Unfortunate Events. This book is different from other books I've read because it is sad and a little bit happy. As I was reading the book, I felt sad, about to cry and a little bit happy. It made me think about how the three children felt. I also wondered about what they were going to do. My favorite part is when they first went to Uncle Montgomery's house because they did not like Stephano. They did not like him at all. This book is exciting because there is lots of adventure with Violet, Klaus and Sunny. I was amazed to learn that Violet likes to invent things and draw. Did you know that Sunny likes to eat raw food and bite on hard things? You just won't want to put this book down because the book tells about the three children and their lives. If you did not read this book, you should read it because it is good. I recommend this book if you have read other books in the series.
Jenny Z. is a student in Ms. Gretchen's 4th Grade Class
2001-2002