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

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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