The Miserable Mill

Written by Lemony Snicket
Illustrated by Brett Helquist

Reviewed by J.A. (age 9)

The Miserable Mill is about Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. After they moved, they had to work in the lumber mill. One day, Klaus trips on a piece of wood and breaks his glasses! His stepfather took him to the eye doctor. Instead of getting his eyes checked, Klaus gets hypnotized! Violet and Sunny found out about Klaus getting hypnotized. They went to the library to find a word that might dehypnotize Klaus! What is the word that might dehypnotize Klaus? Will Klaus ever get dehypnotized?

I enjoyed reading this book because it is full of adventures. Another reason why I enjoyed this book is because it was strange. When Klaus got hypnotized, he did not even put his socks or shoes on when he went outside! Finally, the last reason why I enjoyed this book is because Klaus gets hypnotized by Count Olaf disguised as a woman! This book was very enjoyable to read!

Klaus reminds me of myself. One reason why Klaus reminds me of myself is because he enjoys reading as much as I do. Another reason why Klaus reminds me of myself is because we both wear glasses all the time. Finally, Klaus reminds me of myself because I don't like to be alone and neither does he. Klaus is so much like me.

This book is unique because it has an unhappy ending. Also, it is unique because it's a series of books and they fall into place with one another. The last reason why this book is unique is because in every book, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny always move somewhere else! I love to read unique books!

I recommend this book to others. One reason why I recommend this book to others is because it makes you feel like you are in the book. Another reason why I recommend this book to others is because it is a very interesting book. I also recommend this book to others because you always wonder what is going to happen next. If you like unfortunate events and unhappy endings, read this book!

J.A. is a student in Mr. H.'s 3rd Grade Class
2004-2005