Well, it’s time to vote for the Pyrite!
So enter your votes — weighted, 1, 2, and 3 — below and have your say. Voting will be open until 1/22, with any runoff and honor book votes on 1/23, and then we’ll post the results on the eve of Midwinter, just in time to be completely and totally surprised by the RealPrintz results.
A note on process: RealPrintz votes are weighted, so we’ll do just like the RealCommittee and vote (using the comments) for three books each.
(Number them 1, 2, 3 for clarity, and consider carefully the order in which you list your picks. Each first place vote is worth 5 points, second place three and first place 1; the to win a title must have 5 of the 9 first place votes — we’ll adjust to 50% + 1 — and at least 5 points more than the second place vote. Honor books are voted separately, so this vote is just for the winner.)
The RealCommittee vote is blind (paper votes handed in to the Chair), but here we can relax a bit. We recommend you vote before you look at any other responses, to maintain that blind vote as much as possible (and avoid the temptation to do math and strategize. That’s what second votes are for, and we will go to a second vote if we don’t get a decisive winner.)
So go! Vote! And may the best book win.
The Pyrite Nomination list, for those who didn’t memorize it already (in no order whatsoever):
The Summer Prince, Alaya Dawn Johnson
September Girls, Bennett Madison
Far Far Away, Tom McNeal
Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
Rose Under Fire, Elizabeth Wein
Charm & Strange, Stephanie Kuehn
Boxers & Saints, Gene Luen Yang
Boxers, Gene Luen Yang
Saints, Gene Luen Yang
All the Truth That’s in Me, Julie Berry
Midwinterblood, Marcus Sedgwick
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, Matthew Quick
17 & Gone, Nova Ren Suma
Primates, Jim Ottaviani
Pieces, Chris Lynch
Black Helicopters, Blythe Woolston
Sorrow’s Knot, Erin Bow
The Final Descent, Rick Yancey
More Than This, Patrick Ness
Period 8, Chris Crutcher
Winger, Andrew Smith
The Kingdom of Little Wounds, Susann Cokal
Muckers, Sandra Neil Wallace
Mortal Fire, Elizabeth Knox
The Midnight Dress, Karen Foxlee
What the Heart Knows, Joyce Sidman
March, Book 1, John Lewis et al
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
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.