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You might be asking, “Charlene, why haven’t you been posting many book reviews these days?” I’m afraid to tell you that that’s the wrong question. The correct question is “Why haven’t you found any new books to review?”
Well, the simple answer is that I had difficulty finding books that interested me enough for a review. A lot of the books in the teen section are either romance, supernatural romance or dystopian romance. And you know how I feel about romance. So for the first few days of December, I’ve been looking for new books to read. I didn’t have much luck in the teen section, but I did remember this one book series that my friend has been crazy about recently.
I tried searching for it in the bookstore, but I couldn’t find it. Luckily, my friend has been kind enough to lend the series to me so I can read it. I would like to thank him for his generosity, good taste in literature, and for introducing me to new material for book reviews. This is All The Wrong Questions.
A Little Bit Of Background
Lemony Snicket is an author famous for his unique writing style. When Lemony Snicket writes, the fourth wall will not go unscathed, side comments will be made, and weird comparisons may arise. His most famous book series is A Series of Unfortunate Events, which I will have to read sometime. The subject of this review, however, is the prequel to that book series.
All The Wrong Questions is based off of hard-boiled detective stories and has a film noir aesthetic to it, which I really like. (Story time: There was an activity at school where the students had to dress up as book characters, and my friend and his group came as characters from this book, wearing things such as suits, sweater vests and some cool hats. The fact that they reminded me of mafia stories may or may not be what drew me to this book series. Anyway, on with the review!)