With the upcoming award season on the horizon, it’s time to take a look at my favorites in a few categories that don’t normally get represented. There’s a special giveaway too detailed at the end of this post.
Without further delay, here are my GOLDEN CUP AWARDS for 2017:
FAVORITE VOICE (MALE PROTAGONIST): Charlie and Armstrong from ARMSTRONG AND CHARLIE
FAVORITE SETTING: Palm Knot, Georgia (THE ETHAN I WAS BEFORE)
FAVORITE CHARACTER NAME: Lester Musselbaum (SUPERSTAR)
FAVORITE OPENING LINE: It was the moment Penelope Naughton saw the troll at International House of Pancakes that changed everything. GUARDIANS OF THE GRYPHON’S CLAW)
FAVORITE COVER and TITLE: I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS
FAVORITE ENDING: MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD—THE SHIP OF THE DEAD
FUNNIEST READ: WELCOME TO WONDERLAND—BEACH PARTY SURF MONKEY
SADDEST READ: REFUGEE
FAVORITE READ-ALOUD: THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM
FAVORITE ANIMAL CHARACTER: Nosewise from THE WIZARD’S DOG
FAVORITE FRIENDSHIP: Caleb and Kit
CREEPIEST CHARACTERS: The Bend Sinister (THE BLAZING BRIDGE)
Comment on one of your own favorites for a chance to win one of two $25 AMAZON Gift Cards. I’ll draw out the two winners on January 4, 2018.
Have a safe and happy 2018 full of reading and writing.