Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Sunday Salon - Searching for my Printz - March 7, 2010

Because I just don't have enough to do, I'm gearing up my search for the next Printz Award! The reason I started this blog was to keep track of my reading so that I could improve my book review skills and hopefully pick the book that would be considered best for teens by the ALA.

This first list was chosen in three ways:
  1. Several starred reviews
  2. Established author
  3. Gut reaction
In no particular order and with links to the local public library:

Sweet, Hereafter by Angela Johnson
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Ever After Ever by Jordan Sonnenblick
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Happyface by Stephen Edmonds
Borderline by Allan Stratton
Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Num8ers by Rachel Ward
Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen

Watch for summaries and short reviews!


  1. Of course, just remember w/the Printz, it's based mainly on literally merit. My gut reaction is that teen appeal has little to do w/it! Good luck w/your search!

  2. I agree Drea! Working on finding the Newbery last year taught me that! I've also learned that sometimes they will love something I don't like at all! I think it's easier to find the Printz than it is to find what teens like...

  3. I have Incarceron and Ever After Ever in my TBR pile. I also have pick out Happy Face from the book fair shelves. Your other titles sound great too. Have a great week.

  4. Jan, read Incarceron! Great book for discussions!


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