The Penultimate Peril

The Penultimate Peril

eBook - 2007
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In this next-to-last chronicle of the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, the siblings pose as concierges at the Hotel Denouement to learn the identities and intentions of certain enemies, encounter characters from their past adventures, and ponder the nature of nobility and villainy.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2007
ISBN: 9780061550683
006155068X
9780061550690
0061550698
Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Helquist, Brett

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Great book, like the rest of the series. Lots of action and unfortunate tales. I like how the author for the one part split each character into a separate chapter. Super interesting. The ending was partly unexpected but good! Awesome book!

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CASSIE ERIN KELLEY
Jul 15, 2019

The penultimate story in the Baudelaires woeful journey is just as miserable as the rest. Yet you still feel the need to pick up the book and read the terrible tale within? I don’t understand why you refuse to read happier books, but I suppose you’re here.

The Baudelaires are conscripted as concierges and flaneurs, yet their observations prove to be just as confusing as the rest of their lives. As they struggle to figure out the villains from the volunteers, there are many more questions that come up. Why are so many of their former guardians at the hotel? Who is J.S. And which side is he/she on? And are the Baudelaires noble people or are they just as villainous as Count Olaf?

With twists and turns and mysterious events, this book asks many questions and even answers some. As woeful as this story is, there is much intrigue amongst its pages. But what will the Baudelaires do when they are in the same boat as Count Olaf? Alas, you must read the final book, but though the end is near, it is just as depressing as the rest of the story.

yeah!!! so good!!!

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Kirsten_Faith
Jul 07, 2019

This book was really good! Some of the answers to the Baudelaire's questions are finally revealed, adding new layers to the story. I found it really interesting when they started spying and meeting people they thought they would never see again. Very good book!

pink_panther_736 Feb 04, 2019

I love this series! Lemony Snicket's style is perfect for this story. I had to take a star off the rating because Dewey-- well... I don't want to spoil it, but everyone who's read the book knows what happened. :( Anyways, I would give this whole book series a 4.5 star rating! :D
Also, I'm an artist and I LOVE Brett Helquist's art style! ;)

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siboneyleeculham
Jul 06, 2018

loved all the books in the series can not wait to read this

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readingfairy
Aug 29, 2017

In "The Penultimate Peril" it is starting to feel as if the series is drawing to an end. I just really, sincerely hope that "The End" will be a good end to the A Series Of Unfortunate Events series!
Over all this was a good book in the series. The first 4 books seemed as if the same things will happen in all 13 books: the Baudelaire orphans move to a new home and guardian, where Count Olaf finally finds them and tries to get their fortune in his clutches, etc. But from book 6 it gets clearer that there is a big mystery, and that somehow the strangest things suddenly seem to be connected.
Not my favourite series but it's good.

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melteh
Jul 05, 2016

this book was a very interessting book to read because one of the main characters was murdered so its also a very depressing book

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kimneal1
Aug 30, 2014

i cannot wait to read this book. i love the series, and want to know what happens when violet and quigly meet again

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TDSRC2014_MA
Aug 06, 2014

It is the second to last book in the series and it is simply amazing!

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nrblecker Mar 14, 2017

A VERY GOOD BOOK

TheCool100 Aug 26, 2013

The Baudelaires are in a peril when they have to work in a hotel. They have to sleep at their desk and do hard work for no reason at all. Just because one man decided to burn down their house and kill their parents. And in the end of the book, they are faced with a difficult task of doing something they would never do in a million years.

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