So what is this book all about? These two kids who have nothing in common become friends, outsmart all the adults, and save the world from some really creepy villains. I could tell you more, but why ruin the secret? If you like odd characters, twisted plots, authors who like to slip their own comments in here and there (like Mr. Snicket), interesting smells, or really old ladies who look really young, you might want to check out this series. Seriously.