This is for Sam B from Cincinnati, who was very unhappy with my low ranking of Louis Sachar's Newbery winner, Holes. Sam, I gave Louis another chance and found a great book. I read The Card Turner in about 48 hours; it is the kind of book you don't want to put down. I liked reading about the game of bridge in this story, and I hope to learn how to play. Bridge is becoming so scarcely know that I had barely even heard of the game (my grandparents play), but now that I know it exists, I want to play. Anyways, this was a great book and I think that it has a fairly good chance at being the Newbery. It is SO hard to eliminate any!!!
Also (this has nothing to do with the book), I am in the car driving to DC with my family for ALA.