Delete Key Awards Finalist #3 comes from Kathi Appelt’s The Underneath (Atheneum, 311 pp., $19.99, ages 8 and up), a finalist for the most recent Newbery and National Book Awards, with drawings by David Small:
“The pain she felt was palpable.”
What’s wrong with this sentence? All together now: “Palpable” means you can feel it.
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