The Hostile Hospital

The Hostile Hospital

Book - 2001
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On the run after being falsely accused of murder, the three Baudelaire orphans find themselves in the Heimlich Hospital, with the evil Count Olaf in close pursuit.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2001
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780064408660
Branch Call Number: J FIC Snick 3558
Characteristics: 255 p. :,ill. --
Additional Contributors: Helquist, Brett


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Jul 11, 2017

**********SPOILER ALERT************

This book is the best book. You get so connected to Violet,Klaus,and Sunny then the thought of Violet getting a cranium surgery is an amazing plot and the 2 younger siblings going around the hospital alone when everyone thinks they are murders.

Mar 12, 2017

This is my favorite so far as the orphans are not just running from their nemesis Count Olaf and his minions -- they are workingisycamollaviadelrechiotemexity to turn the tables. Go get 'em, Baudelaire's!

I also appreciate the maturity we see in Sunny's gross motor skills -- she is walking now and in her vocabulary. She often blurts our real words now instead of gibberish. My favorite exclamation of hers is "pietrisycamollaviadelrechiotemexity" which means "The state of not having the faintest idea what is going on."

Jan 22, 2017

This book is my favourite book in the series. That is because this book is full of "What is going to happen next" and it's full of cliff hangers and funny moments. I recommend this series to you too.

Aug 10, 2015

Loved this book!

Oct 26, 2014

Creepy, but very very well detailed.Great book for mystery fans.

hania4987 Aug 10, 2014

“There are many things in this world I do not know. I do not know how butterflies get out of their cocoons without damaging their wings. I do not know why anyone would boil vegetables when roasting them is tastier. I do not know how to make olive oil, and I do not know why dogs bark before an earthquake, and I do not know why some people voluntarily choose to climb mountains where it is freezing and difficult t breathe, or live in the suburbs, where the coffee is watery and all the houses look alike.”
― Lemony Snicket, The Hostile Hospital

Jul 12, 2014

Good book

Aug 29, 2013

This was one of the most exciting books in the series and one of the best books in the series too.

May 21, 2013

very ... hostile

Veepea Jan 25, 2012

Although the series can get a bit repetitive, the later books begin to explore the themes of good and evil as relates to the Baudelaires and they start to worry if their methods of fighting those villains in their lives are making them into villains, too.

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May 27, 2015

The Orphans have the tables turned in this 8th book in the series as they are the ones being hunted by anybody. No one is safe.

lucky Jan 18, 2009

Three orphans travel with a group of people and end up at a mysterious hospital where files lie that could reveal the whole truth behind their parents.


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