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The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 6) (A Series of Unfortunate Events, 6)

(Book #6 in the A Series of Unfortunate Events Series)

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NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIESIn their most daring misadventure, the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by very, very rich people, whose penthouse apartment is located mysteriously close to the place where... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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A woeful and yet exciting book!

After reading The Ersatz Elevator I felt that the book was great. I also felt bad for the Baudelaire orphans because of the ending. Another feeling that I felt was that I couldn't wait to read the next book. This book was what I expected and so much more. In this book the Baudelaires are on their way to go meet the Squalors, their new guardians. When they finally get to the penthouse of the apartment building on Dark Avenue after climbing all of those flights of steps they are exhausted. Day by day they learn more and more about what is in and out from Eseme Squalor, one of their new guardians, while trying to figure out what Count Olaf is up to. Lemony Snicket made this book completely fictional. He also wrote the other books in the Series of Unfortunate Events. I liked this book because of how the Baudelaires make several mistakes to trying to figure out how to save the Quagmire triplets before Count Olaf gets them. Another reason why I loved this book was because that once the Baudelaires were starting to figure stuff out the book got way more exciting. I liked this book. I really think that you should read the first five books in the series before reading this book, but don't let my opinion stop you from reading this excellent book. I think that this book was made for ages 10 and up.

The Ersatz Elevator

I think this is a great book to read beacuse "Lemony Snicket" included conflicts towards the characters that makes you keep on reading so you can find out what will happen next. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat!

The Elevator is Out

After "The Austere Academy", I wondered whether this series of books could get any better. They can and they did. In "The Ersatz Elevator", the sixth book in this series, the Baudelaire orphans move in with a non-relative in a penthouse apartment. While you might think that a penthouse apartment (which has something like 71 bedrooms) and kitchens, and sitting rooms, and on and on, would be a lovely place to live, you would be thinking wrong, because this is one of the books in "A Series of Unfortunate Events", and those of you that have read the previous books know that little good comes to pass concerning the Baudelaire orphans.This time the problem is that Esme Squalor (the sixth most important financial advisor in the city) and her husband Jerome are way too hung up on what is "in". Esme must go to only the "in" restaurants; she must wear only "in" clothes, which includes the children, and on and on. Unfortunately, being "in" also means multiple compromises in terms of comfort. For example, the penthouse is on the top of a building with 66 stories, and elevators are "out". So the Squalors and the Baudelaires must walk up and down the 66 stories each time the go in to and out from the building. They certainly received sufficient exercise. Before I forget, orphans are also "in".Of course, we know that Count Olaf must eventually show up, and he does. However, there is a mystery. We find that Count Olaf went up to the apartment and did not later leave the building. Therein lies the crux of the mystery for this story.This story climaxes with the children running briefly into old friends, and then losing them again. They also nearly catch Count Olaf, again. In the end, the children are forced to find a new home once again. Unfortunately I am unable to tell you more, because Lemony Snicket, should he ever escape from his current predicament, would hunt me down and provide me with agony should I reveal the end of this Baudelaire tale. Suffice it to say that the Baudelaires have their best adventure yet, with even better to come.This series has had its strong points and its weak points. In general this book is one of the better ones in the series, readily matching "The Austere Academy". In addition to the direct lessons provided in the book, the children once again are masters of their own fates, and are forced to get themselves out of their predicaments with minimal adult help. I also enjoyed the moral tale provided by Lemony Snicket regarding people that must always keep up with everyone else in style or fashion. For this last point alone the book is a must-read for every teenage child.The violence in this story is a bit more muted than in some of the previous books, and I think that an 8 or 9 year old child should be able to handle the story well. Certainly Esme could generate a great deal of family discussion of status and whether status is sufficiently important to cause people pain or to break laws.In keeping with the trend o

Great Book!

This book is amazing! It has all the suspense, humor, andmystery of the other books. The Quagmire twins reappear again, aperson they trust betrays them, and everybody does a lot more in thebooks. Violet has more inventions, Klaus puts his thinking power to anew level, and Sunny is more involved. Also, the book gets youthinking and questioning. More mysteries appear like a charactermentioning Beatrice stealing, a secret passage that leades to a placethe Baudelaire orphans know well, and, again, the mysteriousinitals. Everything is done to the max. I strongly recomend readingthis book.

The Baudelaire orphans' miserable adventures continue.

After the series of disastrous events at Prufrock Preparatory School, and the kidnapping of their only friends, the two Quagmire triplets, the three Baudelaire orphans have been sent to live with the wealthy Esme Squalor and her husband Jerome in their seventy-one bedroom penthouse at 667 Dark Avenue. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are happy to be returning to the city where they were born, but they fear for the capture Quagmires, who are at the mercy of Count Olaf, and naturally, they fear Count Olaf has yet another dastardly plan to steal the Baudelaire fortune. And their new guardians aren't doing much to ease their fears. Jerome is kind but naive, and Esme only cares about what's fashionable and what's not. As usual, it's up to the Baudelaires to save themselves from the clutches of the evil Count Olaf and his dastardly accomplices. This was one of my favorite books in A Series of Unfortunate Events. I reccomend this darkly funny book to all fans of the series.
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