A Series Of Unfortunate Events #12: The Penultimate Peril: The Penultimate Peril

Hardcover | October 18, 2005

byLemony Snicket

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Lemony Snicket returns with the last book before the last book of his bestselling Series of Unfortunate Events. Scream and run away before the secrets of the series are revealed!

Very little is known about Lemony Snicket and A Series of Unfortunate Events. What we do know is contained in the following brief list:

o The books have inexplicably sold millions and millions of copies worldwide

o People in more than 40 countries are consumed by consuming Snicket

o The movie was as sad as the books, if not more so

o Like unrefrigerated butter and fungus, the popularity of these books keeps spreading

Even less is known about book the twelfth in this alarming phenomenon. What we do know is contained in the following brief list:

o In this book, things only get worse

o Count Olaf is still evil

o The Baudelaire orphans do not win a contest

o The title begins with the word, ′The′

Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.

Ages 10+

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Lemony Snicket returns with the last book before the last book of his bestselling Series of Unfortunate Events. Scream and run away before the secrets of the series are revealed! Very little is known about Lemony Snicket and A Series of Unfortunate Events. What we do know is contained in the following brief list: o The books have inexp...

Lemony Snicket is often despondent, mostly about his published research, which includes A Series of Unfortunate Events andThe Composer Is Dead.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 7 × 5 × 1.27 inPublished:October 18, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064410153

ISBN - 13:9780064410151

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Customer Reviews of A Series Of Unfortunate Events #12: The Penultimate Peril: The Penultimate Peril

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I liked the mood of this story.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cluttered with Dark Humour... As the chronicles of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events nears it’s desolate end, all the avid readers of the series begin to hope (while also knowing they are likely to be disappointed) that all the mysteries surrounding the Baudelaires will be solved and somehow they will, live “happily ever after”. The penultimate, 12th or 2nd last in the series, is just as wonderful and dreary as the others. This book begins to reveal some answers to the Baudelaire mystery. Unfortunately, these answers are seemingly useless, as their revealing results in yet more unanswered questions. Nevertheless, the pieces seem to be coming together and the end of the Baudelaires’ chronicles are in sight. Despite this, whether or not the end will be pleasant... is still uncertain. It seems uncertainty is definitely an ongoing theme in this series, along with dreariness and unfortunate events. I believe that part of the reason this series is so successful is that Snicket has devised a plot (and somehow tied “himself” into it) so confusing and complex to the outsider that it is deeply enchanting. Another attribute in the series I give Snicket “two thumbs up” for is the vocabulary. Snicket introduces such intriguing vocabulary in such a stylized and interesting form that it’s easy to understand, enriching and fun and one barely notices how unusual this is. He elegantly weaves the definitions into the storytelling. Not only does Snicket increase one’s English vocabulary in a fun way, but he gives his readers snippets of vocabulary from other languages through Sunny, the youngest and extremely talented and intelligent Baudelaire. In fact, the whole style of the series is quite creative and pleasingly obscure. How often do you read a book that tells you to save yourself the trouble and read a more pleasant book?(I’ve read eleven others... the rest of the series). Snicket often rambles in a comedic manner. He isn’t afraid to waste three pages of the same word to make a point, or joke. He also enjoys playing other tricks, such as having the book partially printed in reflection (properly read through a mirror). Even his characters are extremely distinguishable and unique, each equally interesting, quirky and hilarious. Snicket’s, The Penultimate Peril, is bursting with creativity, full of cliff-hanging surprises, cluttered with dark humour and wrapped in mystery. A definite must-read.
Date published: 2006-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Perfect! This is a perfect book! Okay, not perfect, but the most perfect one I've ever read! I reccomend it to all age groups. The series as a whole is great. This book is my favourite though. Read it, or don't, I'd still reccomend it to you! But, just read it and find out how greast it is!
Date published: 2006-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never underestimate kids I was getting so tired of kids book that dumbed-down the stories and vocabulary for children, treating them in a 'gaga-googoo' way. Then there is the other extreme: kids books written for adults!!! This is neither. Lemony Snicket books are a good alternative to all the babyish stories and the overaged stories. Strong vocabulary is used (and explained-even though most adults don't like this: IT ISN'T FOR YOU, IT'S FOR THE KIDS!) because the author knows that kids are more likely to absorb information than adults are... Their brains are made that way. These stories are all exciting (they start a little slow, but go on strong) and intricate and include elements 'à la' Roald Dahl, that are fun and outright silly just for the kids.
Date published: 2006-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is it ever going to end? I think that this book is a very good book, but is it ever going to end? I don't really want it to end, but there are 12 books and I can't find the time to read more, since I have around 200 books only, in my room. In conclusion, I thought it was a very good book, all of them are!
Date published: 2006-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW WOW a follow up on my last reveiw well i read one 2day so i just wanted to tell ya that even though lemony gets off topic at some points thats just wat he does it all has a meaning so hav fun reading this book i did and i cant wait till the 13th comes out
Date published: 2006-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!!! I think this book is excellent...okay, it is a little miserable but it is also funny, amusing,and believe it or not you learn stuff.
Date published: 2006-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW wow this is and excellent book
Date published: 2006-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review At times in the book the author will get off topic, trying to be very descript of. He will use large words, then have to describe them. That is one thing that I really don’t like, but the book is so good that it doesn’t stop me from reading it. At parts I would really wonder where the story was going. I would keep reading and I would find out and see why it was included. That is was I liked most about this book, it was so mysterious. I couldn’t put the book down sometimes, I would stay up late into the night reading. I think many different kinds of people would enjoy reading this book. If you like books that are full of suspense, fear and many twist that are unsuspected.
Date published: 2006-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a great read! this book was great! i enjoyed all of the books in the series of unfortunate events but this one was good too. I must say it wasn't the best one but it still had some charm in it. The interesting parts are when they talk about v.f.d. -that fascinates me! I just hope in the end even though there aren't many happy moments that the baudelaire parents are alive after all and that they reuinite in the end. I'll definately be getting the 13th!
Date published: 2005-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book in series yet This book is awesome. It starts to tie things together from previous books; yet has the saddest, most daring cliffhanger at the end. I can't wait to read the last book and have some answers. Someone remarks in the book that the Baudelaires are no longer children - how true that is. This series has come a long way, and this book does not disappoint.
Date published: 2005-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait for the Fateful Finale Absolutely make your head spin maddening. Who is a villain and who is a volunteer? Where is the line drawn between the two? While Violet and Klaus seem almost to bumble along in this book, Sunny has stunning insight and ruthlessly direct solutions to seemingly complex problems. Fabulous book. Love the 'ripples in the pond' metaphor. If anyone has read Lemony Snicket's Unauthorized Biography, you may recall the family tree inscribed therein; it is reasonably safe to presume we know who J, K and L are, as well as D, E, and F, and of course the noosed 'O'. But 'B'... Bertrand Beaudelaire? Bruce, the fake herpetologist? Or perhaps, the oft-lamented, though otherwise ne'er-mentioned, Beatrice? Will the Duchess of Winnipeg make an appearance in the last book? I must say, I'm still absolutely dying to know what is in the Vessel For Disaccharides... ;)
Date published: 2005-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Amazing I think this is my favorite Series Of Unfortunate Events book. It was really funny, and the story was good as well. Filled with surprises, and dark humour, I loved this next-to-last book.
Date published: 2005-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 12 book 5 star book!!! The best!!!! A must have!!!! If you vote 4 or lower u should think again!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2005-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! This book was awesome! I loved it! Even though, I sorta got screwed up with the mirrior thing ( I wasn't very good at reading that! ) I still think this is a very very good book all the same. Can't wait fer the next one!
Date published: 2005-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No comparison !! This is the best book i have ever read ... and i thought the book would get worse .. Lemony Snicket u have done a great job to all of us . THIS IS A MUST BUY BOOK !!!
Date published: 2005-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXELLENT Thei is an exellent book if you have read the whole series then you are shure to love it. It has an interesting twist at the end with the initials J.S
Date published: 2005-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing this is an amazing book. i have read all 11 books i the series now i'm going to buy the 12th. Buy it now! I highly recommened it for all ages.
Date published: 2005-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent its the best series of unfortunate events book i got it the day it got released and im already finished its so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Date published: 2005-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DA BEST EVA THIS IS DA BEST BOOK!! Everybody has to buy it! It's very mysterious... Lemony Snicket Rox!
Date published: 2005-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ITS HERE!!!! ITS HERE! ITS FINALY HERE! ALMOST A YEAR OF WAITING FOR THE SECOND TO LAST BOOK. GET OFF YOUR BUTTS AND BUY IT AT YOUR CLOSETS BOOK STORE! ITS DEFINITLY WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!
Date published: 2005-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book Excellent Book and I Got it On October 18 2005
Date published: 2005-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lemony Snicket Fanatic Writes... I love all of the ASOUE books because they are exellent to read about and relate.I think that this book will leave you hanging , if you want a tail biter book read this book. Trust me , lovely book but i wish it never ended.
Date published: 2005-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This book rocks and so does Eragon, Eldest and the othe books in the sieries of unfortunate events!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2005-10-18