Monday, March 29, 2010

Free Verse Novel Challenge

April 1 - December 1, 2010

Wanda of A Season to Read is hosting the Free Verse Novel Challenge.  Here's what she said:

Hello, welcome to the Free Verse Novel Challenge! Being fond of this narrative form, I thought, what better way to share my enthusiasm for free verse novels than with a reading challenge! With their increasing popularity, chances are most book lovers are already familiar with these fast paced reads. However, if you have no kids in the house or you're not a big fan of poetry, you just may have missed them. A verse novel is simply one which uses poetry rather than prose to relate the story. Whether you already know and love them or just want to give them a try, I'm hoping we can discover some new titles and great reads together!

Ready to sign up? Here are the details:
  • No blog? No worries! You can post your reviews on Chapters, Amazon, BookCrossing etc. Don't forget to tell your friends though ... ;) !
  • 5 is the magic number needed to complete this challenge A list of books isn't necessary. Crossovers with other challenges are fine (and fun). Each book you complete and review over and above 5 will count as an extra entry.
  • Yes, there will be a prize! On or shortly after December 1st 2010, a draw will be held for a brand new copy of one of my favorite free verse novels, The Crazy Man.
* Entering the term Free Verse Novels into a web or image search should get you started on possible titles. I'm sure most teachers and librarians would be only too happy to provide you with suggestions.*

From ages 9 to 99, there are free verse novels out there for everyone. Let's get out and read them then share our findings together!

To join, go to Free Verse Novel Challenge.