Happy New Year!
Let’s kick off 2014 right, with the Pyrite nomination results.
There weren’t too many surprises, but here’s the breakdown:
Leading the pack with three people listing it is my own personal frontrunner and favorite, Alaya Dawn Johnson’s sublime The Summer Prince.
Then we had a whole cluster of titles with two votes apiece: Bennett Madison’s September Girls; Tom McNeal’s Far Far Away; Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park; Elizabeth Wein’s Rose Under Fire, Stephanie Kuehn’s Charm & Strange; and of course, Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints, in both cases listed as a single nomination.
And finally, in the one-nod-apiece group: Julie Berry’s All the Truth That’s in Me; Marcus Sedgwick’s Midwinterblood; Matthew Quick’s Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock; Nova Ren Suma’s 17 & Gone; Jim Ottaviani’s Primates; Chris Lynch’s Pieces; Blythe Woolston’s Black Helicopters; Erin Bow’s Sorrow’s Knot; Rick Yancey’s The Final Descent; Patrick Ness’s More Than This; Chris Crutcher’s Period 8; Andrew Smith’s Winger; Susann Cokal’s The Kingdom of Little Wounds; and finally one that hasn’t really come up before, Sandra Neil Wallace’s Muckers.
In the style of the RealPrintz, we won’t vote until we’ve discussed. Comments are open, so have at it!
The Pyrite Printz, or Pyrite, is the Someday My Printz Will Come mock Printz deliberation, and should not in any way be confused with YALSA’s Michael L. Printz Award, often referred to here as the RealPrintz or Printz. Our predictions, conversations, and speculation about potential RealPrintz contenders and winners reflect only our own best guesses and are not affiliated with YALSA or the RealPrintz committee.