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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

av Chris Grabenstein

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"Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape"--
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  filemanager | Nov 29, 2023 |
What a fun read! I highly recommend to anyone who enjoyed The Mysterious Benedict Society.

There are fun puzzles to solve alongside the characters and I loved all the book references. Book lovers will connect with it for that reason alone, but even a new reader will enjoy the book.

I liked the emphasis on being kind and doing the right thing, which I haven't found in all books for this age group.

It's the perfect length at about 300 pages, and the chapters are very short, so it's easy to read "just one more." ( )
  RachelRachelRachel | Nov 21, 2023 |
Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games--board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route!
  PlumfieldCH | Nov 4, 2023 |
A wealthy game-maker who appreciated the library growing up, decides to build a new one for his hometown (which has been without one for a number of years). His head librarian creates a lock in "escape the library" for 12 12 year-olds.

There were not as many puzzles as I thought there might be. There also appeared to be several ways to get to the solution. I liked that one of them involved the Dewey Decimal System.

I suspected early on that teamwork might be a key factor.

I solved it before the author revealed it (though I am quite a bit older than the age range for this series so it may differ for those in the correct age range). ( )
  JenniferRobb | Oct 16, 2023 |
Game-lover Kyle Keeley is desperate to win a spot in the overnight sleepover at the new, state-of-the-art local library. The library was designed by his hero, Mr. Lemoncello, who created pretty much every board game and video game Kyle loves. When the overnighter turns into a lock-in (literally), Kyle and his fellow 12-year-olds have to figure out how to escape.

My 10-year-old daughter convinced me to read this book, and by convinced I mean pushed, cajoled, and pestered me until I got to it. She loved it and was sure I would too. She was right! It’s a quick, mostly simple read, and once the lock-in part started up, it was the most just pure fun I’ve ever had reading a book.

Once morning comes, the kids have to find clues and solve puzzles in order to try to escape and win the big prize. The story is basically Willy Wonka meets escape rooms, which is right up my alley. But even better, it’s an escape room played in the entire 3-story (plus the basement) library! I was seriously jealous. Mr. Lemoncello is a really entertaining character, and the kids have distinct personalities, for the most part. I will say that the knowledge base for some of these kids was pretty unrealistic, but it didn’t really bother me. It was just too fun!

I think something else that is important, since the book is written for kids, is that my daughter is a huge fan. She’s read the first 4 books in the series and was ridiculously excited to find out that a 5th one came out a few months ago. I’ll really enjoy continuing this series and being able to talk to her about the books as I go. I think this is a great book for kids around 8-12, and for parents too, especially those who like games. ( )
  Kristi_D | Sep 22, 2023 |
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