We’re down to the final eight books! And for the first time, you’ll be voting across all four years of the BHS curriculum! Again, some tight matches in this last round of the sweet sixteen, and this last round gathered more votes than any other round so far in the tournament. Keep up the good work, voters!
Gatsby once again destroyed its opponent, winning 88-12, and has yet to be challenged. Things Fall Apart, the #1 seed in the British bracket, took out The Canterbury Tales. Macbeth got out to an early lead against Beowulf and coasted to victory, creating a showdown between the top two British Regional seeds. And this round’s nailbiter was a back-and-forth matchup between The Book Thief and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Both books had the lead in the final three hours of voting, but a late surge kept the small-conference upstart The Book Thief alive, with a dramatic 54-46 comeback win. The Book Thief represents our Young Adult Fiction class, and is the only non-core text remaining in the tournament.
Now, on to the voting! Voting for this round will run until 11 PM on Friday, March 22.