2014 Melinda Awards!

March 2, 2014 by

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The Eva Perry Mock Printz book club has an annual tradition of presenting our own “Oscars” for teen literature, based on the titles published for teens in the previous calendar year.  February 28, 2014, was our night!  We had a wonderful time, and would like to share this experience with all of you.  This video is available here:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/44335735

2014 Eva Perry Mock Printz Awards!

January 26, 2014 by

The Paradox of Vertical Flight by Emil Ostrovski

2014 Honors are:

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Boxers/Saints by Gene Yang

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

 

November Nominations – Check Them Out!

November 14, 2013 by

The following titles received multiple nominations for the 2014 Mock Printz Award:

Fangirl, by Rowell
The Parodox of Vertical Flight, by Ostrovski
Eleanor and Park, by Rowell
Coldest Girl in Coldtown, by Black
Steelheart, by Sanderson
All the Truth That’s In Me, by Berry
The School for Good and Evil, by Chainani
Sin-Eater’s Confession, by Bick
Out of the Easy, by Sepetys

The following titles have each been nominated by one person:

Fearless, by Funke
Catherine, by Lindner
The Twelve-Fingered Boy, by Jacobs
Dear Life You Suck, by Blagden
The Wells Bequest, by Shulman
Rapture Practice, by Hartzler
The Golden Day, by Dubosarsky
Scowler, by Kraus
Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets, by Roskos
This Song Will Save Your Life, by Sales
Rose Under Fire, by Wein
Archived, by Schwab
Far Far Away, by McNeal

So – what have we missed?

The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani

November 14, 2013 by

The School for Good and EvilSummary:  Best friends Sophie (princess wannabe) and Agatha (witchy loner) are headed (via kidnapping) to the School for Good and Evil, but their assumed destinies are reversed.

Harper

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Far Far Away, by Tom McNeal

November 14, 2013 by

far far awaySummary:  When Jeremy Johnson Johnson’s strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown.

Alfred A. Knopf

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Rose Under Fire, by Elizabeth Wein

November 14, 2013 by

Rose Under fireSummary:  When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women’s concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.

Hyperion

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This Song Will Save Your Life, by Leila Sales

November 14, 2013 by

This Song will save your lifeSummary:  Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey.

FS&G

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The Golden Day, by Ursula Dubosarsky

November 14, 2013 by

Golden daySummary:  Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, follows the chilling stories of eleven school girls who struggle to identify a mysterious poet in the aftermath of a teacher’s innocence-shattering disappearance.

Candlewick

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The Wells Bequest, by Polly Shulman

November 14, 2013 by

Wells BequestSummary:  Two teenagers use H. G. Wells’s famous time machine to race through time and stop a dangerous enemy.

Nancy Paulsen Books

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Dear Life You Suck, by Scott Blagden

November 14, 2013 by

Dear life you suckSummary:  Irreverent, foul-mouthed, seventeen-year-old Cricket Cherpin, living under the watchful eye of Mother Mary at a Catholic boys’ home in Maine, has such bleak prospects he is considering suicide when Wynona Bidaban steps into his world.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


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