The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

From Book Trigger Warnings
The Bad Beginning
Cover of The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Author(s) Lemony Snicket
Illustrator(s) Brett Helquist
Published September 30, 1999
Publisher Scholastic, Inc.
Genre(s) Fantasy
Age group Middle Grade

The Bad Beginning written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Brett Helquist is a middle grade fantasy novel, originally published on September 30, 1999. It is the first book in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series.

Trigger Warnings

  • Child abuse (physical, emotional)
  • Child marriage (attempted, unsuccessful)
  • Death (parental, mentioned)
  • Sexualization of a minor (inferred)
  • Murder (threatened)
  • Fire


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

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