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The Cybils 2008

The fun folks over at The Cybils have announced the winners for 2008. Last year I served on the Graphic Novels panel and it was a blast. So I was anxious to see which ones they chose this time around. Looks like Rapunzel's Revenge won for Elementary/Middle Grade and Emiko Superstar for the Young Adult category. I've got Rapunzel's Revenge on my TBR shelf. Must bump it up. 

I was also happy to see The Hunger Games win in the Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction category (my review here), although I think I would have been hard put not to give it to Graceling in the end. And The Graveyard Book won in the Middle Grade category. I have to admit, I'm still sort of mystified as to the big draw of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (winner for YA). I felt decidedly underwhelmed by it, like I was very much supposed to like it but...didn't. In any event, it looks like a fun time was had by all and you can find the full list of winners here.

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  1. Ohhh, I really liked Graceling, too! :)

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  2. Em, I thought it was so good.

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