Forget basketball: the event of the month is SLJ’s Battle of the (Kids’) Books!
In which the past years’ best books for middle and teen readers are pitted against each other, to vie to become the Big Kahuna!
(Or you could just watch this…)
The fun starts on Tuesday with Match 1: Amelia Lost vs. Anya’s Ghost, with Matt Phelan judging.
Who do I think will take it all?? I’m actually terrible at all this (though I do have my bracket pined up and ready for filling in — with my choices circled), but I’m rooting for Daughter of Smoke and Bone (go Laini!), with Okay for Now as a close second. The best part, however (and the reason this is so much fun), is reading the judges opinions.
And just because I love this, I’ll be back with wrap-ups every Sunday for the next few weeks… (I hope!)