**spoiler alert** This is the 5th installment of the Series of the Unfortunate events for the ongoing adventures of the three Baudelaire Orphans namel...more**spoiler alert** This is the 5th installment of the Series of the Unfortunate events for the ongoing adventures of the three Baudelaire Orphans namely Violet (the oldest and the inventor of the trio), Klaus (the genius) and Sunny (the youngest and the biter - yes she bites literally!) and since the death of their parents in an unexplained fire that consume their whole house, they are attending a boarding school. Mr Poe, their financial caretaker until Violet finally come to an age to the Baudelaire's fortune, have arranged them to attend Prufrock Preparatory School to further their studies.
The thought of being able to attend Prufrock Preparatory School would normally be ecstatic for the kids but upon their arrival, their miseries seems to be endless. They have an annoying Vice Principal Nero who are pretty irked off kids and insisted on every student to obey ridiculous rules that result with more ridiculous consequences if anybody would break it. Mandotary attendance to his 6 hour nightly recital was another thorn in their lives as he wasn't that good either. Instead of living in a comfortable living quarters, they are assigned to an uncomfortable shack with crabs and mosses, where Nero would call the Orphan Shack.
But in the midst of attending such an austere facility, they have a spark of hope when they meet Duncan & Isadora Quagmire, another set of orphans in the school, they new kind friends.
Of course that part of relieve isn't that comfortable enough, when they have to attend classes that teaches them nonsense syllabus and Count Olaf is in the corner, in the disguise of being a gym teacher called Genghis, and this time acted in such a way that would really take them off guard.
I love reading this installment since the author has finally cut out with chase of reintroducing the readers to the background of the Baudelaire Orphans, which of course gives new readers no good reason to skip the earlier installment o the series.(less)
This is the first time I actually pick out a book that's based on a real TV Series, and much to my delight, it's pretty much a really good tied-in boo...moreThis is the first time I actually pick out a book that's based on a real TV Series, and much to my delight, it's pretty much a really good tied-in book! I would recommend any other Charmed fan to pick up this book to read.
In "As Puck Would Have It", the Charmed ones stumble upon an odd character which turned out to be the being named Puck which literally a charcater referance from the "A Midsummer Night's Dream". He's pretty much trouble for the Charmed ones, bearing a mysterious task for them, bringing them to the circus to search for the Innocent he wanted them to save. The problem was, Puck didn't tell them directly who they are trying to save. In trying to look for their Innocent, They've stumbled onto the mysterious deaths of two of the circus's star animals.
Reading this book is like watching the series itself in the tv in your head. Pretty much well written and the plots are well thought. It had pretty much pulled me into this book, turning page after page once I have had started.(less)