If you like unusual sentences, people who often don’t make sense – or make more sense than not – and short stories that stretch the entire book, then this is your new favorite book. File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents is about Lemony Snicket, who is called in to solve a mystery, thirteen mysteries actually. The cases are quite short, and a number on the bottom of the last page of each story tells you what page to turn to in the back of the book to find the culprit. You also get a good vocabulary lesson, as Snicket will say a word and then explain its meaning. Normally this might look weird in a story, but it’s normal for a Lemony Snicket book.
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“You and I are in you know what, and being your apprentice means I’m learning all the methods and techniques used by you know what. There are sinister plots afoot in this town, and you and I should be working together to defeat them in the name of you know what.”
The oddest part of the book is that instead of having 13 answers in the back, you have 25 (plus one) you must decode. I couldn’t figure it out, but maybe you will! This was one of the best books I have read in a long time. It’s snarky, funny, and quick. Definitely a book that readers of all ages will enjoy!
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