Glasgow March Book Madness Championship Round: Who Are the Finalists?


Here at Glasgow Middle School, it is championship week for the book March Madness! The two book finalists that you can vote on are Ghosts by Raina Telgemeirer and One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M Mcmanus. Ghosts has recently beat Refugee by Alan Gratz in last week’s final four voting week. One Of Us Is Lying has also recently beat Drama by Raina Teglemeirer. You can vote for your favorite between the two books: here. However, before that let’s get to know our contenders!

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier:

Ghosts by Raina Teglemeier is a book in the style of a graphic novel. Ghosts is about a girl named Catrina and revolves when her family moves to northern-california for the health of Catrina’s sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis. Even though Catrina is not excited about them moving, she becomes more unhappy when she finds out that her new town is home to ghosts as well as humans. Catrina and Maya discover an abandoned arcade and find a ghost. Afterwards, the journey begins between Maya and Catrina allowing them to bond together, and have a new found sisterly love towards one another. Many lovers of Raina Telgemeier really enjoyed this book, especially for its nice message at the end

Blue Linden, an 8th grader here at Glasgow said that, “I think it has a charming story and unique and colorful characters.” Robert Gard -Maruquez, another 8th grader at Glasgow said that, “I think the plot of the story, that of a family moving to a new town, is very relatable to a lot of people.”

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. Mcmanus

One Of Us Is Lying is a novel by Karen M. Mcmanus. The story tells the four different points of view of 4 senior highschool students, Bronwyn, Addy, Nate, and Cooper. They all walk into detention at Bayview High on a Monday, alongside Simon. Simon is known at Bayview High for revealing all types of gossip, and everyone knows that on Tuesday morning Simon was going to reveal secrets about the four of them. But, Simon does not leave the classroom alive. With all four students as suspects, they all begin to lie. With many secrets and mysteries entailed as the whole story unveils, with so many plot-twists and jaw droppers, many mystery enthusiasts highly recommend this book.

Chloé Bernasconi, an 8th grader at Glasgow, said, “I voted for One Of Us Is Lying because it has a complicated storyline, and I like its representation in character’s. Especially because one of the characters is Colombian and I’m Colombian. I also think that it felt more relatable, and more mature for our reading level.” 

Who do you think will win the March Madness Book Tournament here at Glasgow? Remember to vote for your favorite book before the week goes by! If you didn’t catch the link the first time, here’s the link again!