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SLJ BoB: Stars v Grandin

Can I just say, first, how much I’m adoring the artwork for the individual matches? Now, onto Judge Deb Caletti’s decision for The Fault is in Our Stars v Temple Gradin.

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What was my prediction? “The Fault in Our Stars. I have read neither book, but Caletti is a young adult author and Fault is a young adult book, plus everyone who reads it loves.”

Short version: I WAS RIGHT!!!!!  I AM ON A ROLL LIKE A ROLLING STONE!!!!! I AM ON A ROLL LIKE A PORKROLL SANDWICH!!! I AM ON A ROLL LIKE….

OK, you get the picture.

Longer version: So, yes, Caletti picked TFiOS, but did she love it? You decide:

He made a Nerdfighter out of me.”

“I love a perfect sentence and a just-right image.  I love a moment on the page that makes you say, “Ahh.” And so…  Let there be birthday cake upon birthday cake.   Balloons and confetti, too.”

Yep, I’d call that love.

 

 

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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 lizzy.burns@gmail.com.

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