Knowledge not shared remains unknown.
~Luigi L. Lemoncello
Kyle Keeley isn't interested in winning the extra credit essay contest. That is until he gets grounded from all electronics for being a little overzealous during an interactive board game he was playing with his brothers. Once Kyle is punished, getting to stay overnight in the new library sounds way more exciting, especially considering it's state of the art and their town hadn’t had a library in twelve years. Unfortunately he didn't write the essay! So now he needs to find a way to turn the essay in before the deadline. Kyle tries, but isn’t sure if he's successful. When Kyle finds out he's one of the twelve kids chosen to sleep at the library, he's ecstatic. The bonus is that his best friend is going to be there too, and she's lots of fun. The night begins with a game, and of course there are winners and losers. There's an interesting mix of people in the library, and so much to explore. This new library is beyond cool! The video games, the holograms, the books! This library has it all! The most awesome part is that it was designed by Kyle's favorite board game maker, Mr. Lemoncello. When the twelve writing contestants find out that they have a chance to play in a virtual board game for twenty-four hours throughout the library, the game is on. Not everyone decides to stay, but wait until you find out what happens to those who play. Will Kyle and the others be able to put the clues together before the time runs out? Who can you trust in this game? Is it better to play a ruthless game or to help out those around you? You'll have to read this fabulous library adventure in order to find out!
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