The winner of our first, and most likely last, Judging the BoB Judges (if this features DOES come back we need a snappier name) contest is Martine Leavitt. For her enthusiasm, her no-dithering policy, and her frankness about her own reading tastes: “[Endangered] has a happy ending, too. Was it too happy? Not for me. I don’t just believe in happy endings, I insist upon them.” Martine’s prize is a personal subscription to the Horn Book, and another one to the school or library of her choice. (Incidentally, if you haven’t read her My Book of Life by Angel, published last year by Ferguson/FSG, do.)
Thank you to all the judges for your unwitting participation in this series. I know you didn’t ask for this abuse.