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Round 3, Match 1

We’re getting down to the end!

3 1 Bomb Fault Round 3, Match 1: Bomb vs The Fault in Our StarsRound Three, Baby!

It’s Match 1. Bomb vs The Fault in Our Stars, Judged by Lynne Rae Perkins.

My prediction for this had been “Code Name Verity v The Fault in our Stars, Judge Lynne Rae Perkins. Much as I adore Verity, I think Perkins will be swayed by The Fault in our Stars.” Now, I was wrong about Verity advancing, but I did have half the match.

Before making her decision, Perkins did offer one of the more unique possibilities for such decision making: “I had some tentative ideas about how to choose one.  I considered, Which one has more post-it notes?  Each had eight.” I’ll have to remember that next year.

For the actual decision, was I right about that half? “I reached out and grabbed The Fault in Our Stars. For its clear-eyed funny transcendence.

So yay! I still am a bit in the game!

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