Mr. Lemoncello is a game-maker extraordinaire with a vested interest in the library of Alexandriaville. He is the mastermind behind the brand new library, which includes holograms and video games complete with smells. Kyle Keeley is a typical twelve-year-old, enjoying life and not putting tons of effort into anything – except games. He loves playing games of all sorts. Which is why, when twelve twelve-year-olds get to spend the night in the library before it opens, he has to be one of them. It turns out, though, that getting into the library is the easy part. Getting out? It’s a bit trickier.
This book has it all – books, libraries, puzzles. It’s funny, and it keeps you guessing. The characters are lovable, especially Mr. Lemoncello, who is a slightly wackier Willy Wonka. This is a book that kids (I can’t wait to read it out loud to my students) and adults (book-lovers and puzzle-lovers alike) will equally love. Once you enter the world of Mr. Lemoncello’s library, you’ll never want to escape!