Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tween Tuesday Review: Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library

Mr Lemoncello made a fortune in game design - board games and video games. Now he's giving back to the community by building a fantastic library as their old library was torn down 12 years ago.

He's also giving the 12 year olds in the community the chance to win a spot for a library lock-in. The select few will gain entrance to the library before the public sees it and be able to participate in a contest to see who can find an alternative way out of the library (besides the front doors.)

Games, riddles, and puzzles will be used to solve the answer. At first, Kyle isn't interested, but as soon as he learns more about the event, he's eager for a chance to participate.  Soon he and other classmates are locked into the building.

Can they come up with a way out? Who will be clever enough to solve the ultimate puzzle?

My Thoughts: I loved this book - for the obviously bookish reasons, but also for the excellent story. As soon as I heard about this book, I knew I had to read it. I loved the bookish jokes, riddles, and the general love for books portrayed. I loved the puzzles and the clues the kids had to figure out. What an opportunity - it sounds amazing! Plus, the technology combined with new ideas for libraries was impressive. I would love to visit this library. I really liked Kyle - he was tricky, smart, and creative. I found Haley entertaining and clever. All the kids seemed clever - one wasn't too clever, one was easily manipulated, and one wasn't very nice at all. A perfectly wonderful nerdy book about the love of books and libraries!

Cover Thoughts: I get it - but I don't like it.
Source: My Library

Interesting Idea: This book talks about the most famous Children's Librarian in the world. I started thinking about famous librarians and of course I came up with Nancy Pearl, but I couldn't come up with the most famous Children's Librarian (or YA Librarian). But I love the idea of it!

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