The Beatrice Letters by Lemony Snicket
Write 6 words you would put on this book if it were in the “Blind Date With A Book” shelf.
Gable: Letters, Bats, Root Beer, Anagrams, Marriage
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Morgan: Letters to, from and about the mysterious Beatrice that is mentioned in the Series of Unfortunate Events.
Any particular reason for choosing this book?
Gable: have five more books to go in the Series of Unfortunate Events and I heard that The Beatrice Letters was about the Baudelaires. In a review I read of it, it said “for those who are interested in the Baudelaire case”. So, I had to read it.
Morgan: I heard it was a supplementary book for the Series of Unfortunate Events (which I love) and decided to read it.
Morgan: Mystery/Children’s Fiction
What did you think of the cover art?
Gable: Mysterious and also annoying. It was annoying because it only has Beatrice’s silhouette and not her actual face and there is no description of her anywhere, except that she is “intelligent and beautiful”. And everyone has a different idea of beautiful and intelligent – looking people.
Who was your favorite part and why?
Gable: Lemony Snicket’s reply to Beatrice’s book, question nine. It was extremely poetic. The best piece written by Snicket, in my mind. Also, the whole letter where he answered her questions and hid the little message on the first page was totally awesome. It gave me a better idea of Beatrice and what happened to her, before and after, and it was poetic.
Morgan: The whole book was my favorite part!
Who was your least favorite part and why?
Gable: The end. If you read on, you’ll find out why.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Gable: Just the title and description of the book, and I was hooked.
Morgan: The title itself had me intrigued as did the rest of the book.
Was it plot or character driven?
Morgan: Most definitely character driven.
What did you think of the ending?
Gable: I felt there was more still to the story. It felt unfinished.
Morgan: It still left a lot of questions unanswered.
Gable: “I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does, it can be lost so easily.” – Lemony Snicket
Morgan: “No matter what documents you investigate, and what objects you retrieve, you may never answer the questions that are most important to you.” – Lemony Snicket
What would you change?
Gable: I’d explain more about Beatrice and have less letters.
Would you read it again?
Morgan: I would probably read it again when I am all done with the Series of Unfortunate Events to see how well they piece together.
Have you read other books by the same author?
Gable: Yes, I have read 9 of the Series of Unfortunate Events series. You can see my reviews here.
Morgan: Yes. I have read books 1 to 10 of the Series of Unfortunate Events. You can see my reviews of the books here.
Who would you recommend it to?
Gable: People who want to find out more about Beatrice, genealogists, and girls who want to become actresses when they grow up.
Morgan: Those who are interested in Beatrice from the Series of Unfortunate Events.
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Recipe: Root Beer Floats
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