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The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein is a very mysterious book.

The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein is a very mysterious book. Billy Gillfoyle is staying at a lakeside cabin, owned by a strange science professor named Dr. Xiang Libris, for the summer. Billy was not looking forward to the summer that lay ahead of him—the cabin had no TV, security cameras in every room, and about a million books.

One day, Billy's mindset changed. He was simply reading a book from Dr. Libris' study when all of a sudden he started hearing voices from far away. These were not regular voices, however, they were the voices of the characters from his book! Full of curiosity, Billy walked outside and out in the middle of the lake sat an island, where the voices seemed to be coming from.

At first he thought he was just imagining the voices, until he started seeing the characters too! He tried to ignore it, but it kept happening with every book he picked up. Eventually he decided he needed to row over to the island and see what was going on.

What will Billy find lurking on this mysterious island out in the middle of Lake Katrina? I recommend this book for ages 8 and up, primarily because it is just a very long book, and I feel like younger kids would have trouble getting through it.

I, however, very much enjoyed this book and it kept me wanting to know more throughout the story. The Island of Dr. Libris has an intriguing plot that caught my attention within the first few chapters. Pick up the book to find what all these literary characters are up too.