Saturday, January 9, 2016
The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein
Billy is dreading being stuck staying in Dr. Libris' cottage all summer. There's no TV, no video games, and worst of all, Billy's worried his parents are splitting up.
But then he discovers the locked bookcase in the massive library. When he starts reading, he swears he can hear the stories coming to life on the mysterious island across the water. But that's impossible...right?
This is a simple read, but an enjoyable one, especially for booklovers. Billy is essentially living the reader's dream, and readers have a blast living it right along with him. The ending feels a bit rushed, and a bit simplistic itself, but that doesn't spoil the fun.