The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Morgan: Three orphans have to disguise themselves and try to hide from their arch nemesis, Count Olaf.
Gable: The Baudelaire case continues with whacky disguises, violent entertainment and a step closer to V.F.D.!
Any particular reason for choosing this book?
Morgan: I am reading the whole “Series of Unfortunate Events”.
Morgan: Drama/Children’s Literature
Who was your favorite character and why?
Morgan: Klaus because he was smart.
Gable: I didn’t have a favorite character because, in the end, the ones that were going to be my favorite characters made decisions that I don’t think were smart.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Morgan: Count Olaf because he was evil and also Esmé Squalor for the same reason.
Gable: Esmé Squalor because she wanted to see people get eaten alive just because they prevented her from getting presents from the man she loved. Babyish, Esmé, babyish. That is NOT in!
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Morgan: It grabbed me immediately and had me at different parts throughout the book.
Gable: At first it sounded like it would be a boring book but it was actually terrific!
Was it plot or character driven?
What did you think of the ending?
Morgan: It left you on edge. Very scary.
Gable: Makes me want to rush straight to the next book.
What was the moral of the story?
Morgan: Everybody’s different and you just have to accept that.
Gable: Sometimes you’ll end up doing something you thought you’d never ever do in your life just to save yourself.
Morgan: “There are some things we might not know, but that doesn’t mean we should give up.” – Klaus
Gable: “There are times to stay put and what you want will you come to you and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.” – Lemony Snicket
What would you change?
Gable: I’d make a few characters make different decisions but, then again, that would’ve changed the whole rest of the series.
Have you read other books in the series?
Morgan: Yes. See what I thought of some of the other books in the series so far.
Gable: Yes, but this is up there with the best, along with The Vile Village and The Wide Window. See my reviews of the rest of the series here.
Who would you recommend it to?
Morgan: People who have read the rest of the series or people with a birth defect.
Gable: People who enjoyed the The Wide Window, The Vile Village and The Ersatz Elevator.
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