Here is a late rationale from Round 1. The guys were sick, but they still turned in a write-up. Thanks guys
This battle was between
My partner and I had a hard decision. It was between a classic and a newfound fantasy. We ended up choosing the perfectly written newfound fantasy, it was well written and thought through. It was well into my favorite genre but I thought in the interest of the average person, and Where the Red Fern Grows is somewhat short but well written the same. I would think that a forty-year-old female teacher would favorite Where the Red Fern Grows, but a male middle school student would favorite Eon. It was hard but Eon has a few better aspects the Where the Red Fern Grows. The book Eon catches your interest as soon as you get to page two, whereas Where the Red Fern Grows takes a few chapters before getting interesting. The book Where the Red Fern Grows is somewhat sad so that takes away from the overall appeal. Eon has a lot of deep descriptions so that adds to its reputation. Overall I feel that Eon is the better book, but not by much.