Next week the winners in each category of this year’s Cybil Awards will be revealed. I am most excited for the category I worked on: Middle Grade Fiction. Myself and four other dedicated judges read each of the titles. We then battled it out in a winner takes all online discussion. I had two favorites on the list and hoped not too much blood, sweat, or tears would be shed to convince the others. Happily we agreed on our top choice. Here again here are the five finalists:
Four female – one male protagonist. The settings: London, San Francisco, Vietnam, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Each day next week I’ll have a review of each title starting with the winner on Monday.
The best news is you can win a giveaway of all five hardback books by making a comment on any or all of those days (up to five entries). I’ll draw the name on Sunday (Feb. 21) at 6 pm EST. Good luck!