The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket
Color Palette: (Morgan’s specialty)
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Morgan: The Baudelaire’s run away from V.F.D, and soon find themselves in danger at the Heimlich Hospital.
Gable: The falsely accused Baudelaire murderers are forced to volunteer in the Library of Records of a hospital, only to learn less about V.F.D.
Any particular reason for choosing this book?
Morgan: I’m reading the whole Series of Unfortunate Events.
Gable: Children’s Drama/Action
Who was your favorite character and why?
Morgan: Klaus because he was quite smart.
Gable: Klaus because he was smart.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Morgan: Esmé because she annoyed me.
Gable: Count Olaf. I believe he is the Devil in disguise and therefore I wish to slap him in the face until my hands sting.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? Was it worth the wait?
Morgan: Took a little while, but was definitely worth it! This is by far the best book in the series, so far!
Gable: It was intense straight off the bat.
Was it plot or character driven?
What did you think of the ending?
Morgan: Action-packed. Made me want to read the next book.
Gable: Super sad. If you are known to cry at really sad stuff, you should get a tissue before you begin the last chapter.
What was the moral of the story?
Morgan: To think differently, even when you’re in an emergency.
Gable: Stick together when times are tough or else you won’t be there when your friends are in desperate need.
Did you learn anything?
Morgan: Yes, what those ‘hospital beds on wheels’ are really called.
Gable: I learned how and why rust happens, thanks to poor Klaus Baudelaire. And I also learned what a fin de siécle is.
Morgan: “After all, a cheerful attitude is the most effective tool against sickness.” – ‘The Bearded Man’
Gable: “Sometimes the information you need is not in the most obvious place.” – Hal
Have you read other books in the series?
Gable: Yes, you can check out my other reviews here. Intensity-wise, this one was the best!
Song/Soundtrack Recommendations: The Butcher Boy
Who would you recommend it to?
Morgan: People who have read the previous books or those who love high-action stories with quick-thinking characters.
Gable: People who don’t cry very often and love intensity, people who are convinced the Baudelaire parents survived the fire mentioned in the first book, and people who have been on a gurney at least once.
Number of unknown words:
Recipe: Cranberry Muffins
Craft/Activity: Decode some anagrams.
How far you go to find out the answer to a haunting question?