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Pyrite: Let the Honors Commence

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Here we go: honor voting!

Votes are weighted: 7 for 1st place, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, and 1 for 1st. We will recognize four Pyrite honors (or Nickel books, since that’s sort of the silver equivalent to pyrite); we are limiting voting to only books that received at least one vote at any level in the Pyrite poll. This is not exactly RealCommittee procedure; it is, instead, a mashup of the straw polling regulations and the Newbery rules, put into play here to account for the fact that we don’t have a real nomination list and so the number of discrete titles we’re looking at could be vast without some limiter.

See below the break for the list of books that are eligible with that rule in place and to vote, as per usual, in the comments. We’ll leave this up until after the New Year, and post results probably on Monday.

Potential honorees, in fairly random order:

Most Dangerous
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Goodbye Stranger
Mosquitoland
I Crawl Through It
Cut Both Ways
Challenger Deep
Drowned City
Simon VS The Homo-Sapiens Agenda
The Walls Around Us
We Are All Made of Molecules
Saint Anything
Shadowshaper
Out of Darkness
What We Saw
All the Bright Places
Symphony for the City of the Dead
Cuckoo Song
The Game of Love and Death
A Thousand Nights
The Hired Girl
Honor Girl
Nimona
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
The Truth Commission
The Boy in the Black Suit
The Darkest Part of the Forest
More Happy Than Not
My Seneca Village
The Emperor of Any Place
Courage and Defiance
Audacity
The Accident Season
The Scorpion Rules

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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, as long as all the things are books. 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. 1. The Truth Commission by Susan Juby
    2. The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
    3. A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston
    4. The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

  2. 1. Challenger Deep
    2. Symphony for the City of the Dead
    3. Most Dangerous
    4. I Crawl Through It

  3. 1. More Happy Than Not
    2. Challenger Deep
    3. The Walls Around Us
    4. The Hired Girl

  4. Bone Gap
    The Walls Around Us
    The Hired Girl
    Symphony for the City of the Dead

  5. 1. Challenger Deep
    2. Shadowshaper
    3. Symphony for the City of the Dead
    4. Nimona

  6. Tara Kehoe says:

    Cuckoo Song
    The Game of Love and Death
    Cut Both Ways
    Symphony for the City of the Dead

  7. Chelsea C. says:

    1. The Darkest Part of the Forest
    2. The Boy in the Black Suit
    3. Goodbye Stranger
    4. Symphony for the City of the Dead

  8. Wish I remembered I’ll Meet You There in the Pyrite voting; it was one of my favorites of the year but I didn’t realize it was published in January. And there’s been not a whisper about it, so there’s no way it would net – well, anything, but I’d feel better :)

    Most Dangerous
    Symphony for the City of the Dead
    The Hired Girl
    Cuckoo Song

  9. Jonathan Hunt says:

    1. MOST DANGEROUS
    2. SYMPHONY FOR THE CITY OF THE DEAD
    3. THE HIRED GIRL
    4. MY SENECA VILLAGE

  10. 1. Nimona
    2. Challenger Deep
    3. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
    4. Goodbye Stranger

  11. 1. Symphony for the City of the Dead
    2. The Walls Around Us
    3. Cuckoo Song
    4. Challenger Deep

  12. 1. Challenger Deep
    2. Simon Vs. Homo Sapiens Agenda
    3. Hired Girl
    4. The Rest of us Just Live Here

  13. 1. Challenger Deep
    2. The Unlikely Hero of Room 13-B
    3. Audacity
    4. Most Dangerous

  14. Most Dangerous
    The Rest of Us Just Live Here
    Goodbye Stranger
    The Hired Girl

  15. Eric Carpenter says:

    1. Challenger Deep
    2. Most Dangerous
    3. Drowned City
    4. Nimona

  16. 1. Challenger Deep
    2. The Hired Girl
    3. A Thousand Nights
    4. Mosquitoland

  17. 1. Most Dangerous
    2. The Walls Around Us
    3. The Hired Girl
    4. Nimona

  18. 1. Cuckoo Song
    2. Most Dangerous
    3. Emperor of Any Place
    4. Courage and Defiance

    and I wish there were 5; The Rest of Us Just Live Here

  19. 1. Unlikely Hero of Room 13-B
    2. Symphony for the City of the Dead
    3. Challenger Deep
    4. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

  20. 1. Symphony for the City of the Dead
    2. Most Dangerous
    3. Audacity
    4. Scorpion Rules

  21. Wish I could have included “Conviction”.

    1. Challenger Deep
    2. Symphony for the City of the Dead
    3. The Wall Around Us
    4. Cuckoo Song

  22. 1. The Game of Love and Death
    2. A Thousand Nights
    3. Goodbye, Stranger
    4. The Walls Around Us

  23. I don’t know if my comment got in? But I’m posting my list again, with some modification.

    1. Cuckoo Song
    2. Challenger Deep
    3. Symphony…
    4. The Wall Around Us

  24. 1. Cuckoo Song
    2. Audacity
    3. A Thousand Nights
    4. The Scorpion Rules

  25. Karyn Silverman says:

    1. I Crawl Through It (I just finished it. May have hated it. But I can’t stop thinking about it. Brilliant or bizarre? I DON’T KNOW!)

    2. The Walls Around Us

    3. A Thousand Nights

    4. The Scorpion Rules

  26. 1. Mosquitoland
    2. More Happy Than Not
    3. The Game of Love and Death
    4. Simon vs. the Homo-Sapiens Agenda

  27. 1. Symphony for the City of the Dead
    2. Most Dangerous
    3. Cuckoo Song
    4. Simon vs. the Homo-Sapiens Agenda

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