The Austere Academy

The Austere Academy

Dear Reader,

If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school, look elsewhere. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent and resourceful children, and you might expect that they would do very well at school. Don't. For the Baudelaires, school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives.

Truth be told, within the chapters that make up this dreadful story, the children will face snapping crabs, strict punishments, dripping fungus, comprehensive exams, violin recitals, S.O.R.E., and the metric system.

It is my solemn duty to stay up all night researching and writing the history of these three hapless youngsters, but you may be more comfortable getting a good night's sleep. In that case, you should probably choose some other book.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

Title:The Austere Academy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780064408639
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    The Austere Academy Reviews

  • C.G. Drews

    I'm so FOND of this series. *sniffles happily* I was absolutely obsessed with them as a kid and particularly remember this one's audio because it was narrated by Tim Curry and all I can hear is him sq...

  • Kai

    “Friends can make you feel that the world is smaller and less sneaky than it really is, because you know people who have similar experiences.”This was better than The Miserable Mill, mostly becaus...

  • Mischenko

    The Baudelaires have been whisked away from Count Olaf once again, this time to a boarding school called Prufrock Preparatory School. Principal Nero has assured them that Count Olaf will never find th...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I loved this book because the kids are taken to a boarding school where they actually make friends! They meet The Quagmire Triplets and they all hit it off so good until Count Olaf messes things up ag...

  • Mark Lawrence

    Another decent read with Celyn. It seems that The Miserable Mill may have been the low-point of the series as this volume is an improvement. The formula is applied once more, but with a slight variati...

  • ?.I am.?* The .?**Phoenix*??? ?

    For Beatrice-You will always be in my heart,in my mind,and in your grave.This book may not be the most interesting of the five I read so far plot-wise, but man was it funny! I was actually laughing ou...

  • emma

    AND SO IT BEGINS.Yes, technically this is the fifth book in the series, but to me, it is the very first.This is the book when I really start to love this series, which, in case you are new to my revie...

  • Ruby Granger

    I decided to re-read this before watching the new tv adaptation on Netflix. This was by far my favourite book in the series and so it was beautifully nostalgic to return to it... Lemony Snicket is sur...

  • Vanz

    4.4 The best ASOUE book I've read so far. I love how the story is starting to have a bit of depth in it. For instance, we were introduced to the Quagmire twins (supposed to be triplets) who were also...

  • Jason Koivu

    Oh, oh! This is the one where the orphans get thrown into a difficult situation and are overseen by a caretaker who just doesn't care, allowing the evil Count Olaf to get at them...like deja vu all ov...