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#UWBookMadness 2014

Here's the line-up for our 2014 Book Madness tournament...The categories are: Books in the Movies vs. Books on TV, Stars 'n Stripes (U.S. award winners) vs. Union Jack (U.K. award winners), Required Reading vs. Guilty Pleasures, and Glass Half Full vs. Glass Half Empty. Let the games begin!
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2014 #UWBookMadness Champion.... Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! "Mischief managed." :-)

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And the 2014 #UWBookMadness Champion is..... Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!

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#UWBookMadness Atonement by Ian McEwan | Category: Union Jack | On a hot summer day in 1934, 13-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia’s childhood friend. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives—together with her precocious literary gifts—brings about a crime that will change all their lives.

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#UWBookMadness The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor | Category: Stars 'n Stripes | Once the home of poor Irish and Italian immigrants, Brewster Place, a rotting tenement on a dead-end street, now shelters black families. This novel portrays the courage, the fear, and the anguish of some of the women there who hold their families together, trying to make a home.

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#UWBookMadness Divergent by Veronica Roth | Category: Guilty Pleasures | In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

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#UWBookMadness The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald | Category: Required Readings | Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back. With an unreliable narrator in Nick Carraway, this novel explores the Jazz Age excesses of the decadent rich on Long Island.

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#UWBookMadnessThe Road by Cormac McCarthy | Category: Glass Half Empty | A father and son relationship and the very nature of love are at the heart of this modern masterpiece. In a world of little to no resources and little to no hope, the duo travels each day looking for both. Difficult themes abound, heartbreak is a foregone conclusion, but McCarthy is still able to write a beautiful work about a father’s love for his son.

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#UWBookMadness From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg | Category: Glass Half Full | Who wouldn’t want to be Claudia Kincaid. She runs away from home (take that mom and dad), lives in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and with the help of her younger brother solves an art mystery involving Michelangelo.

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#UWBookMadness Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman | Category: Books on TV | We’ve all made some questionable decisions just after college. Of course, we don’t all launder money for a heroin trafficking drug cartel. Years after the fact, Piper Kerman is arrested, convicted and sent to a federal prison. Kerman chronicles her time, sharing often poignant and often funny stories about the women she met while locked away.

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