The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Morgan: The Baudelaire’s are sent to a village, where the citizens have to take care of them, but will the Council of Elder’s rules ruin it all?
Gable: The Baudelaires find themselves falsely accused of murder in a crow-infested village ruled by strict laws but very close to finding their best friends.
Any particular reason for choosing this book?
Morgan: I am reading the whole series. Check out all my reviews here.
Gable: Children’s Drama
What did you think of the cover art?
Morgan: I feel like it’s quite unfair that it’s usually only Klaus and Sunny on the covers, and Violet is hardly even on there, when she’s mentioned quite a fair bit in the book.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Morgan: Violet, because she saved the day!
Gable: Violet because she was smart.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Morgan: Officer Luiciana, because she was so cruel.
Gable: Count Olaf, you are a big stinking jerk and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to figure out why you aren’t dead already or why anyone in this world would want to start dating you. Please explain, Olaf.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? Was it worth the wait?
Morgan: It took a while, but it wasn’t really that worth it.
Gable: It was a very mysterious book.
Was it plot or character driven?
Morgan: Both, but probably more character driven.
What did you think of the ending?
Morgan: It was predictable.
Gable: I wish I had stopped reading when Lemony had told me to. If you are going to read or are reading The Vile Village, tape the book shut when Lemony tells you to stop reading. That way, you will never have to think about what actually happened at the end.
What was the moral of the story?
Morgan: To be more thoughtful.
Did you learn anything?
Morgan: Yes, that crows are fairly harmless.
Gable: That fata morgana is the same thing as a mirage.
Morgan: “There’s no point in arguing, because we’ll never know whether we’re right or wrong until we knock on the door.” – Sunny Baudelaire
Violet: “I don’t mean there are rats in the cell.”
What would you change?
Morgan: I would make the Baudelaire’s be more thoughtful after page 87. I would also make Hector less skittish around The Council of Elders.
Gable: The ending. I would make it a happier one, one you would be better off reading than not reading.
Have you read other books in the series? Yes (you can check out all my reviews here) and this one, so far, has the most mysteries to uncover so it’s up there with my favorites.
Who would you recommend it to?
Morgan: People who like crows or those who have read the previous books in this series.
Gable: People who liked The Wide Window and people who don’t mind sad endings.
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