A Series of Unfortunate Events Topics for Discussion

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1. Which is your favorite book and why? 2. Who do you think is Lemony Snicket, and how is he related to the Baudelaires' lives? What are your impressions of this narrator? Is he trustworthy?

3. The Baudelaire orphans become good friends with the Quagmire orphans in The Austere Academy. Why? What do they have in common?

4. Compare and contrast the characters of the Baudelaire orphans, Sunny, Klaus, and Violet. Do they seem believable to you? Why or why not?

5. Adults continue to let down the Baudelaires. Choose three or four adult characters (like Aunt Josephine and Mr. Poe) and tell how they disappoint the orphans.

6. The narrator likes to explain the meanings of words in these stories. Make a list of eight to ten words that were new, or unusual, to you in the stories, and give their dictionary definitions.

7. Setting is very important in these stories...

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