Kyle Keeley and his friends are back at their literary games in Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics. After an outcry of from America’s students who weren’t invited to participate in Luigi Lemoncello’s last library games he decides to begin Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics, a twelve-event competition for the nation’s top students. However when the events start going wrong and books begin disappearing from the collection, the Olympics are interrupted and all the students must work together to solve the mystery.
Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics carries all the wit and humor that made Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library a gripping and enjoyable read. Author Chris Grabenstein fills the pages with literary jokes like saying a character still believes in 398.2, the Dewey Decimal number for fairy tales. The video game references are also prevalent, appealing to reluctant readers. What’s lacking though is the strong mystery element that made Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library such fun. The mystery element felt like an afterthought to Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics, making the main meat of the story reporting on whacky events and nothing more. Overall it’s an entertaining read that adheres to the spirit of the first book. Lovers of the first book will find plenty to enjoy in this light-hearted sequel.
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