Monday, May 27, 2013
The decision making is done, I am sure, as I cast my little vote, but I can't help but add to the tide that is sweeping The Fault in our Stars. Without hesitation, one of the best YA books I have read in a long time. And I am grateful to my colleague Andrew for asking if he could teach the book to his grade nine classes, so I would have many excuses to buy more John Greene for our library, and chat with very excited kids about how much they love his work - "did you visit his blog yet, Ms. Wright!!!!" The excessive use of exclamation marks only begins to reflect the near hysteria I hear in their voices.
Thank you to Rotters for being a great runner up by giving me an enjoyable read. The premise was innovative and creative, and the characters kept me interested. I have a few dark souls I will share this title with.
And with that, I sign off for another year of Smackdown. It was great reading and writing with everyone!
PS. Late email from Jacquie, who had to post today, but is out with a bad back - she also supports Stars.