Jul 19, 2018

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The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #8)The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events #8
Publisher:  Scholastic, Inc.
Publication Date:  January 2001

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Format: Hardback
Source: Borrowed from the Library



Goodreads Synopsis: 

Dear Reader,

Before you throw this awful book to the ground and run as far away from it as possible, you should probably know why. This book is the only one which describes every last detail of the Baudelaire children's miserable stay at Heimlich Hospital, which makes it one of the most dreadful books in the world.

There are many pleasant things to read about, but this book contains none of them. Within its pages are such burdensome details as a suspicious shopkeeper, unnecessary surgery, an intercom system, anaesthesia, heart-shaped balloons, and some very startling news about a fire. Clearly you do not want to read about such things.

I have sworn to research this story, and to write it down as best I can, so I should know that this book is something best left on the ground, where you undoubtedly found it.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket


Image result for series of unfortunate events seasons 2The Vile Village: Episodes 7 & 8 of Season 2
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Network: Netflix
Publication Date:  January 13, 2017- present

I really enjoyed this book and these two episodes of the show. The orphans are on the run from the police and anyone that reads the paper - they have been accused of murdering Count Olaf. Sadly that is not the case  - Olaf is still alive and well and trying to capture them and their fortune. 

They end up at a hospital where they realize they need to look in the Library of Records for anything about Jacques Snicket and their situation - and they still don't know that the VFD is. In the show they are getting closer and closer but still nothing! It is frustrating for the viewer but makes for a great mystery.  In the book the orphans don't run into Olaf until they are at the hospital but in the show they run into him very early on and this made for a bit more suspense in the show than in the book, however the book had a lot more time in which the children reflected on their situation and realized some new things and I liked that aspect very much. 

In the hospital they have to face a moral dilemma and I think it a great thing to have these in middle grade books - they end up teaching without kids really realizing it and  can be great discussion points if you are reading the books/ watching the show as a family.

I am really getting more and more into this series - there are still some slower points but I can't wait to finally figure out what the VFD is in the books and in the show I am very curious to find out if all of this misery happened because of a stolen sugar bowl?! Sounds crazy, I know, I guess you will have to watch or read the books to find out with me.

Happy reading and watching!
Let me know what you are thinking of the show so far if you have been watching it too!


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