Well, folks, the results are in! We voted down the Pyrite Nominations to create a shortlist, and here it is:
I don’t think there are any real surprises here, except maybe the margin; Code Name Verity pretty much swept it.
Your task now, should you choose to join the fun (and regardless of whether you voted on the shortlist) is to read and/or reread these 10 books between now and mid-January; in the last week or two before the RealCommittee announces their Printz winner and honor titles, we will discuss each of these and put them all to a vote to determine the Pyrite Printz* winner. It will be interesting to see what happens, especially as I suspect the readership on some of the middle block of titles is still relatively low.
In the meantime, we’ll continue working our way through our still fairly large queue of books from the September contender list.
For those who want to see the full voting results, click through.