After an exciting two months of voting, DBRLTeen is proud to announce the Sweet 16 in our March Madness Teen Book Tournament. However, if you are just joining in the fun, here’s a little background to get you caught up.
Through a series of votes, we are narrowing the library’s list of the 32 most popular teen books to one grand champion. By supporting your favorite book, you’ll also be entered to win prizes like a gift card to Barnes & Noble, or a free autographed copy of “Legend” by Marie Lu!How the March Madness Teen Book Tournament Works:
- Round 1: Voting complete.
- Round 2: VOTE NOW through March 11 for the Elite 8.
- Round 3: Vote March 12-18 for the Final 4.
- Round 4: Vote March 19-25 for the final two contending titles.
- Round 5: Vote March 26-April 1 for the book tournament champion.
- April 3: The champion is announced!
This year’s Sweet 16 leans heavily toward dystopian novels, but there is a good mix of fantasy, romance, and contemporary fiction. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite eight titles by Monday, March 11 at 5 p.m. The winners from this round of competition will be announced next Tuesday, March 12.March Madness Teen Book Tournament: Sweet 16
- “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins
- “The Giver” by Lois Lowry
- “Maze Runner” by James Dashner
- “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
- “Divergent” by Veronica Roth
- “Inheritance” by Christopher Paolini
- “Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater
- “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer
- “Clockwork Prince” by Cassandra Clare
- “Graceling” by Kristin Cashore
- “Hate List” by Jennifer Brown
- “Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver
- “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green
- “Heist Society” by Ally Carter
- “The Grimm Legacy” by Polly Shulman
- “Dark Life” by Kat Falls
Help us get ready for Summer Reading by designing an original bookmark based on the teen theme, “Beneath the Surface.” Winners’ artwork from each library branch will appear on bookmarks to be distributed late spring through summer. Please design two-dimensional artwork, using crayons, markers or any other illustration tool or medium. Photography is also acceptable, as long as it is your own! Download an entry form or pick one up at your nearest library branch. Ages 12-18. Entry deadline is Saturday, March 30.
Why you liked this book: I liked this book because it was kind of a break from a lot of YA fiction as in it wasn’t COMPLETELY centered around romance. Throughout the book Roger kind of holds back on his feelings. He acts very mysterious for about the first half of the book, but that added to the story. So did the tension between Amy, her mom, and her brother. I liked Amy a lot because she was very vulnerable which made her really awkward around Roger. At the end of the book, Roger and Amy… Ha, you thought I would actually tell you! That’s funny. I’m going to make you read the book. No question.
Three words that describe this book: amazing, romantic, and tense.
You might pick this book up if… you like a book that’s not completely centered around romance, or if you like road trips. Also, “Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour” is a Gateway Award Nominee. Be sure to check out the other titles on this list of must-reads.