We have two weeks left in the Printz session and one meeting to go–it’s crunch time! Everyone has been busy in school and with reading, so here are a couple more reviews!
The History of Jane Doe by Michael Belanger
Burgerville is a quiet, uneventful town until Jane moves in from the city and introduces her eccentric personality to everyone present. The book is an emotional rollercoaster that stays true to the interactions of real-life teens.
A well-written romance that deals with depression in an elegant fashion. The realistic characters and avoidance of cliches make this a delightful read.
Sawkill Girls by Clare Legrand
An interesting fantasy/horror story with complex, well-written characters and an engaging plotline. Three characters unite to fight a monster that has been the cause of disappearing girls on Sawkill Island.
Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
A graphic novel memoir written by Jarret J Krosczka, a graphic illustrator who grew up with a drug-addicted mother and no father in the picture. The dark art style fits perfectly with the somber tone and makes it a very touching and affecting book.
Our next meeting will be when we duke out which book deserves the Printz award! With several contenders on the list and everyone having strong opinions, this should be an intense meeting!