March Madness: Not Just for Basketball Anymore
March 13, 2012
Move over basketball fans. Young adult fiction fans have their own March Madness thing goin' on.
Four YA book bloggers have teamed up to create YA March Madness. Just like the NCAA's "Big Dance," this tournament features Selection Sunday, genre-related regional tournament brackets, and a Final Four. On April 2, YA March Madness hopes to crown the best YA read of 2011 with its National Championship voting.
So who decides what books advance in this page-turner of a tournament? YA fiction fans, of course. First round voting starts today, March 13.
To vote in the Paranormal bracket visit the GReads! blog. If you're interested in voting on the Sci-Fi\Dystopian bracket, visit Bookalicio.us. Visit ChickLovesLit to vote in the Contemporary tourney. And go to TheBookCellarX to vote for the Fantasy/Mythology contests. Check any of these blogs to view the tournament brackets and voting schedule.
So who did the selection committee choose as the top seeds? Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready was chosen as the top seed in the Paranormal; Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins in the Contemporary Fiction; Variant by Robison Wells in the Sci-Fi/Dystopian Regional; and Waterfall by Lisa Bergren in Fantasy/Mythology.
Just like basketball fans, YA fiction fans are sure to agree and disagree with the committee's choices.