Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Genre: Middle Grade Mystery/Adventure
This book begins with a victory for twelve-year-old Kyle as he beats his two older brothers in a game. His happiness is short lived when he gets grounded for breaking a window in the process.
An extra-credit assignment the following day leads to an amazing opportunity for twelve lucky kids who get to attend the new library's lock-in before the grand opening. The library, created for Mr. Lemoncello, is an amazing place, and the lock-in is filled with exciting games and valuable prizes. However, the real fun begins the next day when Mr. Lemoncello invites the group to stay for a new challenge. The winner will receive the most valuable prize of all.
I really enjoyed this book, but I did get a little bogged down during the night of the lock-in. Keep reading, and remember to watch for clues! They are hidden everywhere! This book provides a great adventure, and is filled with references of wonderful authors and other great books. Nicely done!
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