Monday, January 14, 2008

No waste

On a list serv recently, someone posted the results of a mock Newbery conducted by Bank Street College with young readers as the voters. One of the honor winners was A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban.

The post listed some of the comments of the readers about each of the winning books.

A twelve-year-old reader said about A Crooked Kind of Perfect: "Not a word was wasted."

1. A pretty astute comment from a twelve-year-old, I think.
2. I couldn't agree more.
3. A nice goal to keep in mind with one's own writing.

P.S. The winner of that mock Newbery, by the way, was The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.

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