August 22 Meeting

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

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