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May the Best Book Finally Win!

Did you know that “It’s a Pyrite runoff” can TOTALLY be sung to the tune of “It’s the final countdown”?

I know. We make your world better every day. Anyway, voting is open for the Pyrite, AGAIN. For 25 hours only (until 7 pm EST Thursday), so please vote fast!

(Although if you’re going to be truly thoughtful and imitate RealPrintz process as much as possible, before you vote you’ll take a look at what’s been said about all the books again, starting with any comments on the results post and then clicking through titles as needed; many of these have also been written up elsewhere and truly thorough voters will poke around at other blogs and in professional review sources as well.)

Voting is weighted — vote in order from your top choice to your third choice, and number them to be sure. Only vote for books on this list! And may the best book win.

17 & Gone
All the Truth That’s In Me
Black Helicopters
Boxers & Saints (as a single entity)
Charm & Strange
A Corner of White
Eleanor & Park
Fangirl
Far Far Away
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
The Golden Day
The Kingdom of Little Wounds
The Midnight Dress
Midwinterblood
More Than This
Mortal Fire
Rose Under Fire
September Girls
Sorrow’s Knot
The Summer Prince
Winger

*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. You probably figured that out on your own, but we like to make it clear!

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About Karyn Silverman

Karyn Silverman is the High School Librarian and Educational Technology Department Chair at LREI, Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School (say that ten times fast!). Karyn has served on YALSA’s Quick Picks and Best Books committees and was a member of the 2009 Printz committee. She has reviewed for Kirkus and School Library Journal. She has a lot of opinions about almost everything (except current events, because she’s too busy reading YA literature to follow the news). Said opinions do not reflect the attitudes or opinions of SLJ, LREI, YALSA or any other institutions with which she is affiliated. Find her on Twitter @InfoWitch or e-mail her at karynsilverman at gmail dot com.

Comments

  1. Jonathan Hunt Jonathan Hunt says:

    1. MORTAL FIRE
    2. BOXERS & SAINTS
    3. ELEANOR & PARK

  2. Maureen E says:

    1. Sorrow’s Knot
    2. Rose Under Fire
    3. September Girls

  3. Joy says:

    1. Boxers & Saints
    2. Black Helicopters
    3. September Girls

  4. Tara says:

    1. Eleanor & Park
    2. Boxers & Saints
    3. The Summer Prince

  5. Jess says:

    Jonathan, you totally copied my vote from round 1! And since I already voted strategically to try to keep Mortal Fire on the table, I’ll repeat. But I’m halfway through Winger and wish I’d managed to finish to see how it compares.

    1. Mortal Fire
    2. Boxers & Saints
    3. Eleanor & Park

  6. Jennifer R. says:

    1. Eleanor & Park
    2. Far Far Away
    3. Boxers & Saints

  7. Shoshana says:

    1. Fangirl
    2. Boxers & Saints
    3. More Than This

  8. aimee says:

    1. Eleanor & Park
    2. All the Truth…
    3. Far Far Away

  9. Caitlin L. Baker says:

    1) WINGER
    2) BOXERS AND SAINTS
    3) A CORNER OF WHITE

  10. Kristin says:

    1. Boxers and Saints
    2. A Corner of White
    3. September Girls

  11. Miriam says:

    1. The Summer Prince
    2. Rose Under Fire

    Oh, hell.

    3. Midwinterblood

  12. Karyn Silverman says:

    Ok, as of this very minute…
    1. The Midnight Dress
    2. September Girls
    3. The Summer Prince

    I could swap Boxers and Saints for any of these really, because all four are excellent, but everyone else is throwing weight behind B&S and I thought I’d shake it up.

    • Barbara Moon says:

      This is one difference with actual Printz ballots, isn’t it? You don’t know how everyone else votes & can’t adjust your vote based on the prevailing front-runner(s).

      • Karyn Silverman says:

        Totally true! I generally recommend voting before looking, but it’s hard to resist the urge to strategize.

  13. Okay, I have been shamed into casting three votes this time! :)

    1. Eleanor and Park
    2. Midwinterblood
    3. The Summer Prince

    I didn’t read as many as I would have liked–I suspect if I had, my votes might be different. I thought Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock sacrificed strength of plot in the service of the message, and I didn’t finish Winger–just not my thing.

  14. Eric Carpenter says:

    1. Boxers and Saints
    2. Black Helicopters
    3. Far Far Away

    First place vote is there to block E&P, which I found as silly as WINGER, though the writing was better. Someone in a previous thread commented that the relationship in WINGER seemed implausible, did anyone else have the same feeling about the relationship in E&P?

  15. Danielle says:

    1. Midnight Dress
    2. Black Helicopters
    3. Boxers & Saints

  16. Jen J. says:

    1. The Summer Prince
    2. Charm & Strange
    3. A Corner of White

  17. Barbara says:

    1 Boxers & Saints
    2. Midwinter Blood
    3. Black Helicopters.

  18. Justin says:

    1. Winger
    2. Midwinterblood
    3. Boxers & Saints

  19. Walter Mayes says:

    1) Winger
    2) Black Helicopters
    3) Boxers & Saints

  20. Mary Beth says:

    1. The Summer Prince
    2. September Girls
    3. Eleanor & Park

  21. Allison says:

    1. Far Far Away
    2. Midwinterblood
    3. The Summer Prince

  22. Miss Print says:

    1. The Midnight Dress
    2. Eleanor & Park
    3. Rose Under Fire

  23. Mars says:

    1. Eleanor and Park
    2. Far Far Away
    3. Charm & Strange

  24. Kathryn says:

    1. The Summer Prince
    2. Eleanor & Park
    3. Midwinterblood

  25. Emily says:

    1. Summer Prince
    2. Boxers & Saints
    3. Rose Under Fire

  26. 1. Winger
    2. Rose Under Fire
    3. Eleanor & Park

    It depends on the day how I Winger and Rose, either could be my number one. Eleanor is my strong number 3 since I can’t vote for Coldest Girl in Coldtown for an honor.

  27. Hannahlily says:

    1. The Midnight Dress
    2. September Girls
    3. Winger

  28. Miriam says:

    I am finding it absolutely fascinating how much more evenly the first-place votes are spread this time–four each for three titles (B&S, Winger, Midnight Dress,) and five each for two (E&P, Summer Prince).

  29. rds says:

    1. All the Truth that’s In Me
    2. Eleanor & Park
    3. Far Far Away

  30. Martha says:

    1. FAR FAR AWAY
    2. A CORNER OF WHITE
    3. BOXERS/SAINTS

  31. Jenn Hartley says:

    1. Fangirl
    2. Winger
    3. Midwinterblood

  32. 1. Boxers & Saints
    2. Far Far Away
    3. Rose Under Fire

  33. 1. Winger
    2. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
    3. Eleanor & Park

  34. Carrie says:

    1. Boxers & Saints
    2. Winger
    3. Midwinterblood

  35. Alissa says:

    1. September Girls
    2. Kingdom of Little Wounds
    3. A Corner of White

  36. Mark Flowers says:

    1) MORTAL FIRE
    2) BOXERS AND SAINTS
    3) ELEANOR AND PARK

  37. Rose says:

    1. All the Truth That’s in Me
    2. Far, Far Away
    3. Rose Under Fire

  38. Sarah K says:

    1. Summer Prince
    2. Midwinterblood
    3. Eleanor and Park

  39. Holly says:

    1. Mortal Fire
    2. Fangirl
    3. September Girls

  40. Dodie Ownes says:

    1) Winger
    2) Eleanor & Park
    3) All the Truth That’s In Me

  41. Cate Merlin says:

    1) Boxers & Saints
    2) Eleanor & Park
    3) All the Truth That’s In Me

  42. Paul C says:

    1- BOXERS & SAINTS
    2- MORE THAN THIS
    3- FAR FAR AWAY

  43. Sarah says:

    1. BOXERS & SAINTS
    2. BLACK HELICOPTERS
    3. FANGIRL

  44. Brian says:

    1. Rose Under Fire
    2. Winger
    3. More Than This