Book Review: The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket


Genre: Fiction
Ages: 8+
Rating: 8/10

     This chapter of the Baudelaire's life was perhaps the most mysterious and confusing of them all, with new questions being presented on almost every page. That being said, Snicket has cleverly managed to keep me as a reader engaged, by answering old queries while simultaneously adding another layer of curiosity surrounding the Baudelaire story. As I move on towards the last chapter of this Series of Unfortunate Events, I can't help but wonder if all of the turbulence surrounding Violet, Klaus, and Sunny's lives will ever manage to go away.

     After some traumatic experiences in the deep sea, the Baudelaire orphans have finally returned to the surface world, where even more dangers await them. At the perplexing and complex Hotel Denouement, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny face a microcosm of confusion and mistrust. With the help of friends and foes alike, the three children must work tirelessly to uncover the truth, while also protecting their own identities.

Memorable Quote:
"As I am sure you know, when people say 'It's my pleasure,' they usually mean something along the lines of, 'There's nothing on earth I would rather do less'..."

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