Lois Lowry ( author of Number the Stars and Anastasia Krupnik among many, many others) gets the privilege to judge the final two books in the Battle of the (Kids') Books. The contenders are (drumroll) Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Octavian Nothing,Traitor to the Nation : The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson.
The suspense is unbearable - well, intriguing maybe. Which book would you choose? My gut says that Hunger Games is the hands down popular choice. But Octavian Nothing offers a lot to a discerning readership.
To see an overview of the competition so far, click here. In this chart the last two titles are blank so insert Hunger Games and Kingdom on the Waves in those slots.
On May 6th, the winner will be revealed.