Friday, June 13, 2014

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

   I started my summer reading Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. Kyle Keeley isn’t much of a reader. He’s more into games. Board games, video games, you name it. Especially the brilliant world of Luigi Lemoncello’s Imagination Factory, which continuously puts out the best games ever. 
An amazing new library is about to open, but first, twelve lucky 12-year-olds will win a spot in an overnight lock-in at the library, designed by the brilliant game inventor, Mr. Lemoncello, but the children learn the next morning that the first night was just the beginning of their adventures. They are offered the opportunity to play a game to figure out a new way to leave the library. They only have 24 hours to find clues and leave the library to win a big prize. Kyle and the others search for clues using maps, holograms, advanced magnetic levitation, rebus, trivia,
anagrams, and more. Just like on reality TV, some kids form alliances, and some of them scheme against each other. There are tons of references to various book titles and authors. This is definitely a book to inspire reading! Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library is full of puzzles to figure out how the children can escape from the library. As Mr. Lemoncello tells the kids' parents, "It'll be like The Hunger Games but with lots of food and no bows or arrows."  Read to find out how the kids get out of the library!

Thursday, June 5, 2014