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The three Baudelaire Orphans are dropped off by a women part of V.F.D. named Kit Snicket. They are dropped off at a hotel called The Hotel Denouement.Their job is to disguise themselves as concierges and find out which guest are villains and which guest are volunteers at V.F.D.
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There is a secret sugarbowl iteam which is part of V.F.D. that the villians mainly Count Olaf is trying to steal. It is protected and the secret is only known by the hotel manager, Dewey. Dewey comes out from his hiding place to talk to the Baudelaire Orphans of whom he was expecting. He was trying to answer the many unanswered questions that were still unsolved from previous events. Although none went answered due to Count Olaf killing him with a harpoon gun.

The Baudelaires are put on trial along with Count Olaf blindfolded for the crimes they are accussed of. Count Olaf and the Baudelaires both take off their blindfolds, which is a crime and both try to escape. Suprisingly, The Baudelaires end up helping Olaf escape knowing that they both need to get out of the hotel. They end up burning it and escape safely.

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The three Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus and Sunny are once again caught up in a series of unfortunate events. Kit Snicket comes to pick them up at the beach and take them to Hotel Denoument where V.F.D. is going to have their meeting on Thursday at the last safe place. While they are there, they have to disguise themselves as concierges to try to find out if the guests are volunteers or villains.

While they are working at the hotel, they come across other people, good and bad, from their other books. They see Carmelita Spats, Esme Squalor, Sir and others they have stayed with. Then during the night, Dewey Denoument comes out of his hiding place to try to answer their many questions, which unfortunately quite a few of them are still unanswered.

When they got back inside they saw Count Olaf, who tries to, once again, take the Baudelaires. Count Olaf and the Baudelaires are then put on trial, but end up helping Olaf escape.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   solving crimes (scooby doooo!) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14

Main Character

Gender    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   engineer    -   actor/actress/producer Age:    -   a teen    -   long lived adults Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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