Judge: Patricia Reilly Giff
I love you, Patricia Reilly Giff.
Having just stayed up till 2 in the morning reading a book because the thought of sleeping before finishing it was unthinkable (White Cat by Holly Black), I so appreciate this description of that “I should be sleeping but I’m not” feeling: “One other thing that factored in my decision: I had to stay up at night to keep reading, just to see what [the author] had in store, those twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end. I was sorry to get to that end.”
A book that the reader is sorry to have end? It’s hard to beat that.
But the reason for my love? Is the title Giff picked to move up. I admit… I didn’t have the faith, and even though I wanted her to pick the title she picked, I did not pick it myself. I am so happy to have picked wrong for this match!