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, April 4, 2017

I hear an echo......

Echo vs One

We’ll keep this short as there are already a lot of posts about the merits and challenges of these two books (since we are nearing the final pairing).  One, written in prose, was not only an easy read but really explored the love between 2 sisters.  We liked that the book gave you a look at what it was like to be conjoined (because, honestly, who wouldn’t be curious about that?) but the focus was on the relationships between the girls, their friends and family.  That being said, it would have been hard for it to take down Echo.  We actually read Echo in the second round and moved it forward because it was such a beautifully written book, music in our heads, hopefulness in our hearts and an inability to put it down.  We’ve given Echo to a number of our colleagues and students and they concur.  So for us, the clear winner is ...Echo.

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