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"February Frenzy" Book Bracket

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Hello folks, and welcome to the long-anticipated ‘February Frenzy’ book bracket! We bring you a fun way to incorporate books into your daily life. We chose 8 of our favorite books from across various genres to compete head-to-head to claim the crown of Imagine We Could’s favorite book contest.

Imagine March Madness, but instead of featuring your favorite sports teams, it features your favorite authors and pieces of literature!

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Here’s how it works: Held at a booth in the Carlson School Atrium, we will have a QR code set up linked to a voting page. Students will be shown a bracket of 8 popular books. They will them have the option to vote for their favorite book(s) during two, 20 minute periods. Finally, at the end of the event, we will reveal the big winner!

[Crowd Cheers Louder]

Embark on an amazing literary journey as we unveil a great selection of 8 outstanding books, each celebrated for its remarkable success and favorability amongst our generation. Cue the drumroll and introduce the nominees!

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Meet our contestants:

Contestant #1 is The Hunger Games, the first in the dystopian series by Suzanne Collins where young tributes must battle to the death in a government controlled society.

Contestant #2 is Divergent, a novel by Veronica Roth where Tris discovers her true identity in a society based on personality traits, threatening the stability of the the world.

Contestant #3 is The Fault In Our Stars, the tragic romance novel by John Green. Two teenagers navigate the challenges of living with cancer through unexpected connection and try to find a quest for meaning.

Contestant #4 is It Ends with Us, is a romance novel by Colleen Hoover where Lily, the protagonist, must make difficult choices in her relationships and love life.

Contestant #5 is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the novel that launched one of the most popular franchises of all time, revolving around a powerful young Wizard, Harry Potter.

Contestant #6 is Lord of the Rings, the pioneer of the fantasy genre written by J. R. R. Tolkien, where a dangerous quest is taken to destroy the one ring and defeat the dark lord.

Contestant #7 is Twilight. A romance fantasy with a love triangle amongst enemies and their shared love interest, Bella.

Contestant #8 is Diary of a Wimpy Kid. A true classic in the mind of Gen-Z. Need I say more? I think we all know this one.

[Crowd Gasps]

Here's our official bracket and round one match ups in store for you. First Round Matchups Include:

  • The Hunger Games vs. Divergent

  • The Fault in Our Stars vs. It Ends With Us

  • Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone vs. Lord of the Rings

  • Twilight vs. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Highlighting the seeding of these books based on copies sold in the millions.

#1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: 290M

#2 Harry Potter the Sorcerer's Stone: 120M

#3 Divergent: 32M

#4 It Ends With Us: 4M

#1 Twilight: 160M 

#2 Lord of The Rings: 150M

#3 Hunger Games: 100M

#4 The Fault in Our Stars: 23M

Take this opportunity to prove to your friends which book is the best of the best. Plus, there is an added bonus if you don’t know what all of the books are - it is a perfect opportunity to add them to your read list and join the bandwagon! Even if your pick doesn't take home the crown, you can still take home more knowledge of great books that are popular with your peers!

We encourage everyone to vote and partake in our February Frenzy! Please tell your friends, professors, and faculty, all are welcome and encouraged to join in on our friendly competition!

We cannot wait to see you there, and come prepared to share your opinion on what makes your final pick the best of our nominees! Let the games begin, and may the odds be ever in your favor ;)

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Jeff Kinney da goat


This is awesome, I am excited to make my own bracket!


I can't wait to participate in this! This looks like so much fun

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