August 22 Meeting

August 24, 2014 by

We talked about 24 different books at our last meeting, focusing on ALA Printz Award criteria – teen voice, characters, accuracy, etc. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith, and No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale, already on our 2015 Contenders list, continue to be favorites. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman and When Mr. Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan both moved up to the Contender list. The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming, Pointe by Brandy Colbert, and A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs all impressed their first readers and might be on their way to the list after another reader or two.

The Family Romanov Grasshopper Jungle A Mad, Wicked Folley No One Else Can Have You Pointe Prisoner of Night and Fog We Were Liars When Mr. Dog Bites

We also discussed:

Afterworlds The Art of Lainey Belzhar Can't Look Away Conversion Cruel Beauty Grandmaster Just Like the Movies The Last Best Kiss Now & Forever The Shadow Printz Starbird Murphy and the World Outside The Story of Owen There Will Come a Time White Space Zane and the Hurricane

Our Contenders

August 14, 2014 by

Check out our new 2015 Mock Printz Contenders page! 

We have over 300 books and ARCs from 2014, and we try to have each of them read by at least one of the more than twenty teens in our group. If at least two of our teens give a title a “Yes” vote, we include it as one of our Contenders.  These are the books we’ll be wrangling over in January when we choose our own Mock Printz Award and Mock Printz Honor books.

New Year has begun!

May 22, 2014 by

We have a great group meeting for our Eva Perry Mock Printz book club this year!  Please comment below and list some titles published in 2014 that you don’t want us to miss.

2014 Melinda Awards!

March 2, 2014 by

Printz melinda

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:

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.


Find it at WCPL

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

Find it at WCPL

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.


Find it at WCPL

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.


Find it at WCPL


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