Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Grabenstein, Chris (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library

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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"--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Grabenstein, Chris
Statement of Responsibility: Chris Grabenstein
Title: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 291 pages :,illustrations,,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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This book is a rip off of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The author tries to be funny and channel Willy Wonka, instead he comes across as annoying. The quest in the library is boring and easily resolved, the characters are conventional, and I never felt vested in either. I would not recommend this book.

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  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A Facebook status I posted soon after starting this: "How I knew the book was fiction: The first sentence of chapter 2 included the phrase, "world-famous librarian."" ----- Chris Grabenstein's website proudly proclaims at the top of the page that he writes "fast-paced fun reads for young(er) readers." That label definitely fits this book, a clever ode to games, books, puzzles, libraries, and mysteries. There are many small ways readers might find thrilling connections to this story, whether it's trying to decipher the many puzzles before the characters do, getting caught up in the excitement of winning the games and solving the mystery, feeling proud of their library knowledge and wonder about the amazing library Mr. Lemoncello creates, or confirming their love for any of the multitude of books referenced throughout the story. The plot clearly owes something to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory along with countless other favorite titles, but the characters, engaging storytelling, and fun are all Grabenstein.

i have a feeling this book is gunna be rlly good


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