After long months of reading and deliberating, we have reached the final stage of our first Battle of the Books.
The two titles up for the crown are:
Our final judges Lily-Ann and Sinead will let us know the big winner in September!
EDIT TO ADD:
The winner was finally declared, it is:
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan!
Congratulation to the winner and thanks to everyone who participated.
We’ve finally entered Round 3 aka The Semifinals!
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The 4 books to make it through are:
- Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman
- Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon
- The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
- Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan
Kim and Amy will read Winterkill + Take Back the Skies, while Jenny and Grace will read The Apple Tart of Hope + Apple and Rain.
To read the Readers Reviews for the previous round (QUARTERFINALS) take a look at the Library’s Notice Board
We’re so close to find out which 2 books will be battling for the crown!
We have now entered ROUND 2 (Quarterfinals) of the Battle of the Books.
This is what the chart looks like now
Martha and Sarah had a hard time deciding which book should win between My Second Life by Faye Bird and Scarlet Ibis by Gill Lewis, as they thought they were both amazing. But in the end, only one book could advance and they had to make a decision.
The winner is…Scarlet Ibis.
They said Scarlet Ibis, the story of two siblings desperately wanting to find each other after being put into foster care, was a great page-turner, both touching and sad.
For Sophie and Danielle the clear winner between Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis and Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon was…
Take Back the Skies.
They liked how this story about a girl who pretends to be a boy and stowaways on a sky ship was different and especially liked the cool world it created.
Take Back the Skies goes on to compete against Scarlet Ibis in the next round.
Make sure to check out the board regularly to keep up with the progress of the Battle of the Books!
Aoife and Lani have read Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman and Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington and decided that the winner should be….
They said it was a bit hard to get into at first but they loved the main character Emmeline, who they described as quirky and courageous.