Friday, December 7, 2007
"A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13, The End" By Lemony Snicket
This book, as the title suggests, is the final installment in the A Series of Unfortunate Events book. After escaping from the burning hotel Denouement with Count Olaf, (Read book 12, The Penultimate peril) the orphans find themselves adrift at sea. Their ship is soon swept away by a terrible storm, and the four of them are soon stranded on an island. The inhabitants of the island allow the Baudelaires to live with them, but ban Count Olaf from staying. The Baudelaires soon start living a peaceful, yet boring lifestyle. Soon, a raft of books end up on the island's shore and the person riding it is the Baudelaire's friend, Kit Snicket. Ishmal, the islands arbitrator, believes that Kit should be left on the coastal shelf, because she has the same tattoo of an eye on her ankle as Count Olaf. However, the orphans stay with Kit, and are also left on the coastal shelf. When night falls, some of the islanders visit the Baudelairs and ask them if they want to join in their mutiny. The orphans, left with no other choice, agree to help the islanders. They travel to where all of the items the islanders find are kept, in search for weapons. Once there they find a tree with a hallowed spot in the trunk. They travel down the tree into a room filled with books, machinery, and spices. They are not there long, as Ishmal finds them and forces them out. When they get back to the island however, the mutiny has begun. I loved this book because it ends, but doesn't really end and in my opinion, this book is a 5 of 5 stars!