The Austere Academy

The Austere Academy

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As their outrageous misfortune continues, the Baudelaire orphans are shipped off to a miserable boarding school, where they befriend the two Quagmire triplets and find that they have been followed by the dreaded Count Olaf.
Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 2000.
ISBN: 9780064408639
0064408639
9780060288884
0060288884
Characteristics: 221 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Helquist, Brett - Illustrator

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 06, 2020

5 ⭐️ This book to me was a great continuation of the Series of Unfortunate Events collection as it has great protagonists, a dastardly villain and a compelling story. The book succeeds in combining mystery, suspense, dark humour and even a little romance. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the series so far and wishes to keep reading it. My complaints about this book are that the climax seemed a little boring compared to other books in the series and the villain wasn’t as present as he should’ve, but when it’s all said and done I say it was definitely worth the read. @StarStriker of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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UnilaK_26
Jul 09, 2020

I just read A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket. This book is a realistic fiction book, which follows the Baudelaire Orphans on a journey to find comfort but at the same time, outrun a madman, at a Preparatory School. The book starts off with the three Baudelaire orphans arriving at a Prep School. Later on, they begin to get bullied and treated very differently just for being orphans. They then find comfort by two, also orphaned, triplets who show them around, help them with work, and stand up for them. But the Baudelairs’ joy is brought to an end by their nemesis, Count Olaf. In my opinion, this book is great. It is detailed and descriptive, yet somewhat childish. And I like the fact that, some of the most tragic and demeaning things, have some humor and tiny details which lighten the mood.

Agree with other comments!! This book was great and was way better than books before because the plot and ending were different. I’m so glad that the Baudelaire’s were able to make friends with the Quagmire Triplets and work with them!!!

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CASSIE ERIN KELLEY
Apr 25, 2019

This book takes a look into yet another foray by a despicable man into the lives of very unfortunate children. This simply means “another attempt by Count Olaf to steal the Baudelaire fortune for himself.”

The misfortunes continue for our protagonists, and this time at a severe school. With dreadful teaches, horrible bullies, and a vice principal who believes—falsely—that he is a musical genius, the lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are worse than before. At least they meet a pair of triplets who can relate to their lives.

It is truly dreadful to follow lives as miserable as the Baudelaire orphans, but if you continue to desire information on their sad story, this book is the book for you.

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someone13
Mar 29, 2019

Much better than some of those earlier in the series.

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rositagh09
Mar 22, 2019

GREAT BOOK!

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Bramblewood47
Jun 10, 2018

I loved this book,so far,out of the five I've read this is defintly the best.I love how the Baudelairesteam up with the two Quagmire triplets!!!

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blue_horse_2854
Mar 24, 2018

I loved this book! It is probably my most favorite from the ones I have read so far. (Up to 10, not including 8) (I'm reading the rest soon though). It was a horrid place to be, but they made great friends and had wonderful times! The end made me wanting to see what happened next! I love this series and I encourage everyone to read it!

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Nymeria23
Feb 20, 2018

Another unfortunate addition to this series. I keep finding myself in wonder on how strange yet humorous the writing style is. It's very entertaining and funny to me, and really makes me appreciate the author. I don't normally have experiences reading children's books where I finish feeling not just accomplished that I read it, but that I enjoyed it.
Love the introduction of the Quagmire's, and I'm excited to see the new developments coming in the next book!

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nikkicoco777
Feb 18, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. I am so happy that Violet, Klaus and Sunny find nice friends. Overall I recommend this series and this book a lot.

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Jul 09, 2020

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nmarchenko
Jun 20, 2016

The Baudelaires go to a school but don't have good luck still. they get pushed around but still manage to meet some helpful friends

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u1536000247897
Dec 12, 2012

A miserable, but very interesting series with many twists and turns that are surely enjoyable!

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PriaCuz
Jul 16, 2015

“Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.”
― Lemony Snicket

Captain_America Apr 28, 2011

"Memento Mori."
(Remember, you will die."

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