The Ersatz Elevator
Written by Lemony Snicket
Illustrated by Brett Hilquist
Reviewed by Ari R.T. (age 8)
The Series of Unfortunate Events is about these three children that have really unlucky lives and are chased by a wicked villain that wants their fortune. The three children find two children in a cage that's in an elevator that's not an elevator and the next time they see the cage there are no children in it. Then the three children find a secret passage way and they go through it to an auction. They find the villain and open a box that they think the other children are in. Thennn.... well, you'll have to read the book to find out about the end.
I liked the book because it was intense and adventurous. My favorite part is when the three children go down the elevator because I never knew what might be down there. I liked the illustrations because they were very realistic.
I recommend this book because it's an adventurous and exciting story. If you like books that you need to have a lot of clues to find out a little scheme, you'll like this book.