Here is the decision and rationale provided by two sixth grade judges: Zack and Andrew
Hi, it is Zack and me and my friend Andrews go assigned to judge the first round between 13 Reasons Why and Crackback. We have chosen 13 Reasons Why because in the book there are a lot of situations that teenagers would get into today. We also have decided to go with this book because it is sad and even funny at times. Just make sure to tell the next person reading it that there is some bad language. Thanks for letting us be judges in the book tournament.
So....Thirteen Reasons Why will be moving on to Round 2