Mar 4, 2013

March Madness Round 1

For this month's library display, we're playing March Madness with YA Series!  I'm so excited about this project.  As I was putting the board up this afternoon, the students passing by were already starting arguments about which series should come out on top.

I took 16 popular (amongst our students) YA series, assigned them a number, and put the numbers through a random number generator to figure out the pairings.  We've got:

Matched by Ally Condie vs. Uglies by Scott Westerfield
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare vs. The Selection Trilogy by Kiera Cass
Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter vs. The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins vs. Heist Society, by Ally Carter
Divergent by Veronica Roth vs. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
The Seven Kingdoms Trilogy by Kristin Cashore vs. Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Harry Potter by JK Rowling vs. Gone by Michael Grant
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan vs. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

We've set up an online ballot for students to vote each round.

So far the prediction is that we're looking at a Hunger Games vs. Harry Potter showdown.  However, the students are significantly dedicated to the other represented series and there's a solid chance of a Cinderella story!