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Announcing our Winner and Honor Voting: A two-for-one post!

Comments were made, votes were tallied, numbers were crunched, and we’ve got a winner–no runoff this year; we’re calling it. As always, there’s a ton of really interesting information in the data so we’ll have in-depth analysis in a separate post after the honor voting results are in.

For now, let’s talk Pyrite!

Your 2015 Pyrite winner is I’ll Give You the Sun, with a weighted total of 52 points from 8 first place, 3 second place, and 3 third place votes. Now, I know we said that for our purposes a winner would need at least a five point lead in the weighted vote in addition to 50% + 1  of the first place votes; however, in the interest of time (the ALA YMAs are in less than 48 hours, people!) we’re going to call this one.

This One Summer came oh-so-close to the Pyrite with 46 points and a 4-6-6 breakdown (further proof that those second and third place votes matter y’all).

Rounding out the rest of the top five are:

Grasshopper Jungle, 38 points
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, 26 points
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces How I Discovered Poetry, tied with 22 points each

But those are just the top five from the Pyrite vote, not the actual full Pyrite slate, because it’s time for the Honor Vote!

The process for honor voting is almost identical to voting for the winner:

  • All nominated titles are eligible, whether of not they received any votes in the voting rounds to determine the winner.
  • You may vote for up to four title, but do not need to vote for all four slots.
  • Votes should be numbered and will be weighted — 7 points for first place, 5 for second, 3 for third, and 1 for fourth.

We’ll vote in the comments and as usual, we recommend that you vote before looking at any of the other comments. Honor voting will be open until tomorrow morning, so get those votes in and have fun!

The nominees minus I’ll Give You the Sun, once again in no particular order, linked to their coverage here where applicable:

How I Discovered Poetry, Marilyn Nelson (recap)
Gabi: A Girl in Pieces, Isabel Quintero (recap)
Egg & Spoon, Gregory Maguire (recap)
We Were Liars, E. Lockhart (recap)
This One Summer, Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (recap)
Grasshopper Jungle, Andrew Smith (recap)
Love is the Drug, Alaya Dawn Johnson (recap)
Beyond Magenta, ed. Susan Kuklin
A Volcano Beneath the SnowAlbert Marrin
West of the Moon, Margi Preus
The Family Romanov, Candace Fleming (recap)
The Crossover, Kwame Alexander (Heavy Medal discussion)
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone, Adele Griffin
The Shadow Hero, Gene Luen Yang
100 Sideways Miles, Andrew Smith (recap)
And We Stay, Jenny Hubbard
The Vanishing Season, Jodi Lynn Anderson
Everything Leads to You, Nina LaCour
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, Leslye Walton
A Time to Dance, Padma Venkatraman
Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, A.S. King (recap)
Scar Boys, Len Vlahos
How It Went Down, Kekla Magoon
Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy, Kate Hattemeyer
Vango: Between Sky and Earth, Timothèe Fombelle
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim, E.K. Johnston
Afterworlds, Scott Westerfeld
The Summer Invitation, Charlotte Silver
The Lies We Tell Ourselves, Robin Talley
Liv, Forever, Amy Talkington
Noggin, John Corey Whaley

 

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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  1. Mary Lou White says:

    1. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
    2. Egg and Spoon
    3. This One Summer
    4. Vango

  2. Noggin
    Shadow Hero
    Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

  3. Karyn Silverman says:

    1. How I Discovered Poetry
    2. The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
    3. We Were Liars
    4. This One Summer

  4. We Were Liars

  5. 1) Love Is The Drug
    2) Gabi, A Girl In Pieces
    3) Grasshopper Jungle
    4) Egg and Spoon

  6. 1. Grasshopper Jungle
    2. This One Summer
    3.Vango
    4. Gabi, A Girl In Pieces

  7. Carrie Shaurette says:

    1. This One Summer
    2. How I Discovered Poetry
    3. The Family Romanov
    4. Grasshopper Jungle

  8. Shelley Diaz says:

    1. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces
    2. This One Summer
    3. Glory’Obrien
    4. Egg and Spoon

  9. Barb Outside Boston says:

    1. This One Summer
    2. The Shadow Hero
    3. The RIverman

  10. Joy Piedmont says:

    1. Ava Lavender
    2. The Family Romanov
    3. How I Discovered Poetry
    4. We Were Liars

  11. 1. Grasshopper Jungle
    2. This One Summer
    3. We Were Liars
    4. Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future

  12. 1. Grasshopper Jungle
    2. Gabi, A Girl In Pieces
    3. The Family Romanov
    4. This One Summer

  13. 1. The Crossover
    2. This One Summer
    3. We Were Liars
    4. Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

  14. 1. Grasshopper Jungle
    2. This One Summer
    3. How I Discovered Poetry
    4. Egg & Spoon

    PS I hope this isn’t counted as voting twice, but I did post my votes and then realized that I was logged in as BoB’s Battle Commander (BOB) when it indicated it was “awaiting moderation.” So trash that one please. (I’m not in Chicago now or back when voting twice there seems to have worked:)

  15. 1. Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
    2. This One Summer

  16. Oh, wait! Hit post too early.
    3. Story of Owen
    4. The Crossover

  17. Sarah Couri says:

    1. This One Summer
    2. How I Discovered Poetry
    3. Love is the Drug
    4. Family Romanov

  18. Joy Piedmont says:

    Thanks for voting, folks! Tallying the votes now, but feel free to continue to comment (keeping in mind that votes past this point will not be counted).

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