Match 3 of the second round is Starry River of the Sky vs Splendors and Glooms, Judged by Thanhha Lai.
As luck would have it, I predicted to this match up: “No idea, coin toss gives it to Splendors and Glooms.”
Thanha Lai admits to not always finishing books; she uses the fifty page rule and then flips through. I LOVE when people admit to this! I DNF books all the time doing a variation of this.
Of course, she does read both of these books and ends up deciding, “But I’m told I must choose one, so I shall choose Splendors and Glooms. Now I will quickly send off this review before I flip flop, again.”
I am partially right: right in that I picked the right book, but wrong in the reason (no coin toss this match).