The Final Four

Hello Readers,

As you probably well know, the basketball world has settled down to its final four and that means we are one weekend away from crowning another SMS Guys Read Books and Basketball Champion.

The Final Four will consist of…

Where Things Come Back (UK) vs Darth Paper Strikes Back (Louisville)







HIVE (Ohio St) vs Cold Cereal (Kansas)








From the looks of the last few basketball games, Where Things Come Back might have this whole thing in the bag.  That will lead to an interesting dilemma for us over here at SMS Guys Read.  Where Things Come Back is a Printz winner and by definition more of a YA, teenager book.  We have always said we would read the winning book, but if Where Things Come Back does in fact take the whole prize, we may have to offer the runner-up to our sixth grade Middle Grade readers.  That is of course if they can get past Darth Paper!!!

Enjoy the games, and let us know if you are planning on reading one of the final four books.  Would you pick up a Printz winner or stick to the middle grade?  Hit that comment button and let us know what you are thinking.

Read on, Mr. H



One thought on “The Final Four

  1. Well I haven’t read the winner, Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley, have you? Here’s a short review from Hornbook:
    When Cullen Witter was seventeen, his younger brother disappeared from their rural Arkansas town. Meanwhile, the suicide of Cabot Searcy’s college roommate has sent him on a quest to save mankind. The two parallel plot lines, disconnected at first, merge seamlessly in a shocking climax. Multiple points of view and smart plotting bolster this complex and intriguing novel. Recommended for 8th grade and up with lots of recognition! Thanks to Kentucky for bringing us this winner. I should read it soon!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s