Archive for the ‘2010’ Category

Our 2011 Mock Printz Awards!

January 3, 2011

2011 Eva Perry Mock Printz Medal
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

2011 Eva Perry Mock Printz Honors
The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Nothing by Janne Teller
Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde

You Don’t Even Know Me, by Sharon Flake

July 28, 2010

Summary: Tow-Kaye just learned that the love of his life is pregnant–and though he knows what the right thing to do is, he’s scared to death to do it. Jeffrey hates having a mom who dresses like a teenager, but when another sexy mom moves in next door–well, that’s a different kind of problem. In these and twenty-two other short stories and poems, readers plumb the inner lives of African American teenage boys.  Jump at the Sun

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Will Grayson Will Grayson, by John Green & David Levithan

July 28, 2010

Summary: When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other’s best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both. Dutton

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White Cat, by Holly Black

July 28, 2010

Summary:  When Cassel Sharpe discovers that his older brothers have used him to carry out their criminal schemes and then stolen his memories, he figures out a way to turn their evil machinations against them.  Margaret K. McElderry Books

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The Wager, by Donna Jo Napoli

July 28, 2010

Summary:  Having lost everything in a tidal wave in 1169 Sicily, nineteen-year-old Don Giovanni makes a simple-sounding wager with a stranger he recognizes as the devil but, while desperate enough to surrender his pride and good looks for three years, he is not willing to give up his soul.  Henry Holt

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Vulture’s Wake, by Kirsty Murray

July 28, 2010

Summary:  In a future Australia, Callum and Bo, perhaps the only female survivor of a bird virus, travel through a lawless, battle-ridden landscape as Callum seeks his fathers and Bo tries to find a place to belong.  Holiday House

Poser, by Sue Wyshynski

July 28, 2010

Summary:  Eager to make friends when her family moves to California in the middle of her tenth-grade year, Tallulah lies about being an expert surfer which, when she is found out, ruins her reputation and her only option is to make the lie true. Walker

The Poison Eaters and Other Stories, by Holly Black

July 27, 2010

Summary: A girl wagers her soul in a sour-gummy-frog-eating contest with the devil. Love and a homemade coat rescue a boy from his fairyland jailers. A newly bitten teenage vampire uses the Internet to show the world just how uncool the “cold” life is. In this collection of stories, the supernatural intersects with everyday life in surprising and dangerous ways. Big Mouth House

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Nothing, by Janne Teller

July 27, 2010

Summary: When thirteen-year-old Pierre Anthon leaves school to sit in a plum tree and train for becoming part of nothing, his seventh grade classmates set out on a desperate quest for the meaning of life. Atheneum

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Magic Under Glass, by Jaclyn Dolamore

July 27, 2010

Summary:A wealthy sorcerer’s invitation to sing with his automaton leads seventeen-year-old Nimira, whose family’s disgrace brought her from a palace to poverty, into political intrigue, enchantments, and a friendship with a fairy prince who needs her help. Bloomsbury

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