Our 2018 Mock-Printz Books

We’ve had a fun and interesting year, but after some discussion and debate, here are our 2018 Mock-Printz Books.


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The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan


First Honor Book:

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When Light Left Us by Leah Thomas


Second Honor Book:

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MunMun by Jesse Andrews


Third Honor Book:

Bridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay by Marcus Zusak


Bridge of Clay by Marcus Zusak, Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman, and Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka were all released a little later in the year and thus many of the teens in Printz didn’t get to read them, but the teens that did were loudly supportive of them and had we gotten more readers, this year’s vote might have been even more intense than it already was.

Some 2019 ARCs have already been handed out to read over winter break and my Printz teens are welcome to come knock on the office door if they want to pick some up to read before the next meeting. Coming in January, expect more opinions, more reviews, and until then,

Happy Reading!