Novel Madness 2014

book turning pages_animatedNOVEL MADNESS is here again! This annual contest crowns my students’ all-time favorite book. In teams of six, they brainstormed titles. The initial list was 25 books. As a class, they voted on the top sixteen. Although some favorites are consistent, new titles appeared too. Hunger Games and Holes are  here for the third time. Maze of Athena, Hobbit, Pie, Cinder, and Lightning Thief are all making their second appearance.

On Monday, March 21, 2013, pairs of students will present arguments in favor of the book they’ve selected. The class will vote, eliminating half the books in the first round. Click on the book’s title to read the students’ persuasive essays, intended to influence their classmates’ vote. Stay tuned here for the results!

The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien
by Brandon Mull
The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
Mark of Athena
by Rick Riordan
by Louis Sachar
by Veronica Roth
The Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan
by Marissa Meyer
by Christopher Paolini      
Where the Red Fern Grows
by Wilson Rawls
The Sea of Monsters
by Rick Riordan
No Talking
by Andrew Clements
The Candy Shop War
by Brandon Mull
by Karin Rita Gastreich
The Two Towers
by J.R.R. Tolkien
by Sarah Weeks

Click HERE to see the winners of Round One!

4 thoughts on “Novel Madness 2014”

  1. I was also excited about Novel Madness! Too bad I lost though….I get nervous when talking in front of people. 😡


    1. Oh, and I’m not angry. I that mad face was a mistake. I meant to tap the “D” when my finger slipped and touched the x. Then I didn’t see my mistake until I pressed post. 😀


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