Recensie: The bad beginning (A series of unfortunate events)

78411Auteur: Lemony Snickett
Titel: The bad beginning, a series of unfortunate events
Genre: jeugdliteratuur, fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1999
ISBN: 9780439206471
Aantal bladzijden: 176
Gelezen: 2016
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Omslagtekst:
Dear Reader,

I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.

In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.

It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

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Recensie: Thirteen reasons why

Auteu29844228r: Jay Asher
Titel: Thirteen reasons why
Genre: YA realistische fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2007
ISBN: 9781595141712
Aantal bladzijden: 288
Gelezen: April 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.

Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.
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