By: Chris Grabenstein
*Before you read, this is a sequel to Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library*
Boys and girls welcome to the first-ever library Olympics! Mr. Lemoncello and his fantastic and wacky library are back! But this time, Mr. Lemoncello invited teams from all across America. Will Kyle and his friends got beaten? Or will they still be the winner?
Kids from all across America are demanding a rematch, they are sure that they can beat Kyle’s team. So Mr. Lemoncello is having an Olympics in his library! Librarians across the country are having small games in their local library, to determine who will be their state’s representation team. Kyle’s team is sweating with fear when they saw the video of different kids playing the mini-game. There are kids who memorize the whole Dewey decimal point, having the title “puzzle solver” and all those other crazy stuff. Kyle is scared of losing the game, he even lost to his family when they are playing games. Then finally, the Olympic started. Everything started well, but something suspicious is going on . . . books are missing from Mr. Lemoncello’s library. Now it’s not just a game, can Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries? In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, the kids will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery. Will Kyle’s team win the game and find what happened to the library?
Kyle was afraid that he will lose, and he won’t be the winner again. He lost his confidence even when the competition hasn’t even started. He was losing to his own family, so he thinks that he will lose to other competitors. This reminds me of when I play chess with my brother. When I win the first time, I don’t want to lose, because I finally won. If I lose, I have to win another game to beat him. Also, the fearless heart of his is so different from the first book. When he was competing Charles, he was brave, competitive, and happy, but now he is like a turtle hiding in its shell.
I think this is a very fun book, you can solve puzzles, and think with the characters in the book. If you like non-fictional books, then you will definitely like this book. I rate this book 7/10. Also if you haven’t read the first book, Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, you for sure need to check it out (then read this one.) So I wish this book blog help you choose books in the library. Good luck!
Review By: Brian W.