Novel Madness 2017

giphyMarch means Madness! Coinciding with the college basketball tournament, my class has a novel tournament each year. They brainstorm their favorite all-time novels and narrow it down to sixteen titles. Then the fun begins! They pair off and write a persuasive argument to convince their classmates to vote for their novel. Each week, half the remaining novels are voted out until a winner is crowned. Come along on our adventure this year!


This year’s matchups:

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher vs. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo vs. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling vs. Holes by Louis Sachar

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan vs. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland vs. Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Wonder by R.J. Palacio vs. The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green vs. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan vs. Pie by Sarah Weeks


Previous Novel Madness competitions:

Novel Madness 2012

Novel Madness 2013

Novel Madness 2014

Novel Madness 2015

Novel Madness 2016 (actually done Fall 2015)



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