Match: The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds v One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (my review) Judge: Karen Hesse I sit, clicking through links, oh, look! The latestSLJ Bob decision! Reading, uh huh, uh huh…. Wait, what? Hesse picked WHAT? Listen…. that is the sound of everyone’s SLJ BOB’s predictions crumbling.
Match: Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch v Keeper by Kathi Appelt Judge: Susan Patron Part of the fun and strategy of doing your own brackets for SLJ Bob is trying to get into the head of the judge. As of today, I’m 50/50 split, guessing two correctly; guessing one incorrectly; and allowing hope [...]
Match: A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (my review) v Countdown by Deborah Wiles (my review). Judge: Dana Reinhardt I know it was you, Dana. You broke my heart. You broke my heart. With that out of the way, yay for Dana Reinhardt for having an opinion and owning it. If yesterday’s takeaway for bloggers was [...]