Smackdown Books 2018

Wolf Hollow
Salt to the Sea
The Serpent King
Optimists Die First
The Hate U Give
Orphan Island
Dan vs. Nature
The Female of the Species
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere
Paper Girls, Vol. 1
The Passion of Dolssa
The Distance Between Us
When We Collided
Louis parmi les spectres
Girl in the Blue Coat
Defy the Stars

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Round 1

Two books battle in Round 1...This Song Will Save Your Life and Belzhar.  

Both books focus on teenage angst...both are easy reads....both produce happy endings....both have likable characters.  So how do you decide on a winner to move forward?     This Song Will Save Your Life is a book that many teens can identify with.  Themes of believing in yourself and knowing that we all have a path to take in life are prominent in this book; however we are not sure the book is really that memorable. We believe that readers will identify with the characters in Belzhar and likely will remember reading it.  With the plot twist, as well as the additional element of the "magical literary world" we think this book is more likely to be recommended to others.  So, the book moving on to round 2 is Belzhar.  

Maureen + Donna

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