The book I am telling you about is called "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" (All The Wrong Questions #1) by Lemony Snicket.
People were trying to steal the Bombinating Beast, especially Hangfire, who had a few people help him. It was Lemony’s job to keep the Beast safe while Theodora took naps and cried once.
They lost and claimed The Bombinating Beast in the book, which I really liked.
It’s like everyone had a chance in the book to have the Beast but Pip, Squeak and the Mitchum family. Sally Murphy almost had the Beast but missed out. On the other hand Lemony , Ellington, the Mallahan family and maybe Thoedora, because she works with Lemony, got the Bombinating Beast once or twice.
In the End
To be honest Lemony did find out a lot of things but I really didn’t understand the end. How did the Beast become so wanted after nobody wanted it and what happened to it? Was Ellington or any other character Hangfire? Who knows?
We never found out what the S in Theodora’s name stood for or why they got rid of the ink sea by draining it. I know they are wrong questions, but they happened in the book, so I think they should be answered.
What Did I Think About it
This book is very interesting and I liked it better than Narnia. The writing was easy to understand and it explained hard words, like a roadster is a car.
I will give it 4/5 because I really liked it but I did not get the end.
- This review by Megan Mahlangove, a member of the St Mary's Catholic Primary School Kalgoorlie Book Club.
Title: "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" (All The Wrong Questions #1)
Author: Lemony Snicket
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $16.95 RRP
Publication Date: 23 October 2012
For ages: 8+ years
Type: Junior Fiction, Middle Fiction