September 26 Meeting

September 29, 2014 by

For the first time in a long while we have nothing new to add to our 2015 Contenders list!  We seem to be getting more particular as the year goes on.  Now a book not only has to be a great in itself, it also has to be better than our existing favorites.

Suggested as a possible 2015 Contenders (one nomination):

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone

Other titles discussed (some of these are already on our 2015 Contenders list):

Althea & Oliver by Christina Moracho
Anatomy of a Misfit by Adrea Portes
Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn
A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
Into the Grey by Celene Kiernan
Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs
Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Nil by Lynne Matson
Panic by Lauren Oliver
Play Me Backwards by Adam Selzer
Poor Little Dead Girls by Lizzie Friend
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
Take Me On by Katie McGarry
Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Titles available from the Wake County Public Libraries are linked to our catalog.

September 12 Meeting

September 16, 2014 by

Another great meeting last Friday night.  Here’s what we discussed:

The Mark of the Dragonfly No One Else Can Have You The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean, Telt by Hisself The Kiss of Deception Noggin Atlandia The Islands at the End of the World Storm The Tyrant's Daughter

Gathering more support as a 2015 Contender (more than two nominations):

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
The  True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean, Telt by Hisself by David Almond

New to our 2015 Contenders list (two nominations):

The Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson
Noggin by John Corey Whaley

Suggested as a possible 2015 Contender (one nomination):

Atlantia by Ally Condie
The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan
Storm by Donna Jo Napoli
The Tyrant’s Daughter by J. C. Carleson

Other titles:

Grandmaster by David Klass
The Jewel by Ewing
Life By Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
Like Water on Stone by Walrath
Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
Oblivion by Sasha Dawn
Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine
The Promise of the Amazing by Conatantine
Silver People by Margarita Engle
The Summer I Found You by Jolene B. Perry
Wickedpedia by Van Etten
Winterspell by LeGrand

Titles available from the Wake County Public Libraries are linked to our catalog.

August 29 Lock-In Meeting

September 2, 2014 by
2014-2015 Eva Perry ClubPrintz Book Group

2014-2015 Eva Perry Mock Printz Book Club

We discussed a whopping 42 books at our extra-long lock-in meeting last week! Have you read any of these?  What did YOU think?

New to Our 2015 Contenders List
Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Newly recommended by one of our readers
The Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson
The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe

2015 Contenders gathering more support
Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell
Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Complicit The Kiss of Deception The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant Expiration Day Faking Normal Grasshopper Jungle She Is Not Invisible We Were Liars

Also discussed:
Amity by Ostow
Bracelet of Bones by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
Catch a Falling Star by Kim A. Culbertson
Dear Nobody edited by Gillian McCain & Legs McNeil
Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe – to be pub. Oct. 7, 2014
Death Sworn by Leah Cypress
Dirt Bikes, Drones and Other Ways to Fly by Conrad Wesselhoeft
Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley
Elusion – Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam
Empire of Shadows by Miriam Forster – to be pub. Nov. 4, 2014
Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane – to be pub.  Sep. 16, 2014
Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
Followers by Anna Davies
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
Hidden Like Anne Frank by Marcel Prins & Peter Henk Steenhuis
The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea R. Cremer
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Little Blue Lies by Chris Lynch
Manor of Secrets by Katherine Longshore
No Place by Todd Strasser
Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann – to be pub. Sep. 23, 2014
The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
Searching for the Sky by Jillian Cantor
Snow Like Ashes by Sarah Raasch – to be pub. Oct. 14, 2014
Something Real by Heather Demetrios
Torn Away by Jennifer Brown
Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer – to be pub. Oct. 14, 2014
V is for Villain by Peter Moore
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin – to be pub. Nov. 4, 2014
When Mr. Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan
The Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook

Titles that are available through the Wake County Public Libraries are linked to our catalog.

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. Check out our video.

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


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