Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library: The Paradise for Bibliophile

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
it'll be like The Hunger Games but with lots of food and no bows or arrows. -- Luigi L. Lemoncello

Judul: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Series: Mr. Lemoncello's Library #1
Author: Chris Grabenstein
Number of pages: 293 pages
Date of published: June 25th, 2013
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent 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 building of the new town library.
Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high.
In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new readers will become enthralled with the crafty twists and turns of this ultimate library experience.

When I was looking for book with the word "library" on its title in Goodreads, I found this interesting book. To be honest, I choose this book because this is another middle grade book. Well, I just don't want to read a heavy topic book. So, here is the story of me while exploring Mr. Lemoncello's library.

The New Library and 12 Fortunate Children 

One day, the new library will be open. No one know what's inside the new library. Only the head librarian and Mr. Luigi Lemoncello who know the whole part of the new library. Yeah, Luigi Lemoncello is a genius. He has invented numerous kind of games, start from board games, word, games, and also video games. Of course, everyone in the city are very excited with the new library, including Kyle.

Kyle Keeley is a gamer. Yeah, he is the biggest fan of game. Actually, the whole Keeley family are very addicted to game. No wonder if Kyle has completed a different kind of games since at the very young age. When he knew that there will be 12 special entrance ticket to spend the night in the new library, Kyle with his full effort try to win the ticket. Long story short, with a little bit drama here and there, finally Kyle succeed to be one of 12 fortunate children who will spend one full night at the new library--before everyone else in town.

So, what will happen inside the library? What Luigi Lemoncello hide from everyone inside the library? Read it to find a new form of experience that will be a mixture of Charlie and Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum.

The Paradise for a Bibliophile

Sumber:, edited by me

I have to agree with several reviews about this book, this book is a paradise for a bibliophile. There is no perfect place for a bibliophile than a library. With full of books and another source of reading. I wonder, if this library does exist, it should be very amazing.

To be honest, I am very excited when I read this book. Grabenstein in my opinion is very genius because he can combine about the book and the games. He invite the reader to feel the thrill when Kyle and friends try to figure the way out of the library. I like the story because this is a great children book, or should I say a middle grade one?

Then, the character from this book, even though there are more than 5 characters, I think all of them have their own uniqueness. So, they won't be forgetful. First, there is Kyle the gamer; Akimi, Kyle's bestfriend that ask Kyle to cooperate from the very start; Sierra, the book nerd that never put her book down; Miguel, Kyle's friend who made the neatest essay for the entrance ticket to the library; Haley, the school princess; Andrew, the member of the school library; and Charles, the ambitious boy with a rude attitudes.

All of them have their own portion and it made the story much more interesting. The main story of this book is about how to escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library. There will be a lot of games that will be book related. So, you can say this book have an interesting plot story.

After I read this book and I realized this is the beginning of the series, It made me want to read the other books in the series. Well, let me see when I will read the other books.

4 of 5 stars for the awesome library.

Puji P. Rahayu

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