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Lost v Ghost

School Library Journal Battle of the Books Round 1, Match 1: Amelia Lost v. Anya’s Ghost. Judge: Matt Phelan

My prediction: Amelia Lost. And guess what?

Yes, as I predicted guessed, Phelan picked Amelia Lost.

Phelan spoke highly about both books. What was it that pushed Amelia on to the next round?

Amelia Lost succeeds in what it sets out to do, but for this reader it also manages to do more.”

It manages to do more. What a great way to describe the magic of the reader / book interaction.

About Elizabeth Burns

Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is


  1. I guessed this one right too! Got today’s wrong though. Still 1 out of 2 isn’t bad so far!

  2. right now, I’m also 50/50.