this heart wrenching series is better than the regular soap opera. it is more than dramatic. these poor poor orphans have nothing good coming for them. this story made me cry of miseryand of joy. in book the 11th sunny had the mushrooms in her body and i was so depressed that i stopped reading and i went to hug my own baby sister. i felt that i wanted , if i were violet, have done something different but then i realized that if i were violet klaus or sunny i would have no choice but to carry on and hope for the best. the wrnings on each book are fr the pleasant people who believe that only good things come from the world . but the people who live in the REAL WORLD and know the troubles of the world need to know that there is a bok or author or person knows these troubles and create a world so depressing and violent that now we can feel like we can help others and DON"T NEED hlp anymore please read on !