Smackdown Books 2017

Arlene's smackdown17 book montage

The Memory of Things
Hour of the Bees
The Gospel Truth
Ultraman, Vol. 1
The Bunker Diary
Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy
The Hired Girl
An Ember in the Ashes
The Porcupine of Truth
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Goodbye Stranger
Beautiful Blue World
The Blackthorn Key
All American Boys

Friday, December 2, 2016

Ahh...Down with Deadlines - Rebellion Edition

So we have decided to advance Ecco to the next round but it should not be a lot of surprise in that the novels have already been allocated for Round 2.

However, since Dia has given us this soapbox and repeatedly reminded us to blog - sorry :( - we thought it important to allow you a quick preview into the collective minds of our group.

Ecco is beautifully written and far more engaging. We, literally, found it a challenge to put down. With historical elements woven into its fairy tale world, the novel finds a place with students that enjoy this genre - with works like Once Upon a Time and Land of the Lost.

Conviction is a much more challenging read. Teenagers may be able to relate to it more easily. It just lacked any special qualities. It falls into a large group of novels that are well written and well developed but fall quickly from memory.

Good luck moving forward Ecco!!

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