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Friday Fill-Ins: Printz Edition

Since we are now about half way through the year, and because yesterday I announced a book that was one of my front runners, today’s Friday Fill-Ins is about the 2013 Printz Award.

Fill in the blanks by leaving your choice in the comments
One of my front runners for the 2013 Printz Award is ______________________ by ____________________________.


  1. It's kind of the obvious pick, but my front runner for the Printz Award is “The Fault in our Stars” by John Green. It was truly beautiful.

  2. I would agree about TFiOS. Such beautiful, poetic language, along with a great story line.
    I've seen lots of TwitterTalk about Every Day, and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

  3. TFiOS is on my contender list also. Along with Code Name Verity.

  4. And Ask the Passengers

  5. Wow…I am going to bring up three, one of which I'm not quite sure if it qualifies or not:

    One of my front runners for the 2013 Printz is TFiOS by John Green. It's just that damn good. Agreed with Lauren and Jennifer that this book needs to be on this list.

    Another front runner would be Wonder by R.J. Palacio, but I'm not sure if it qualifies or not because of the ages of the characters. I know some libraries house this book in their juvenile collection. It's in our Teen.

    The last front runner would be Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Such a powerful and amazing book.

    Some others that I really like and that I have nominated, along with the others mentioned, are One Moment by Kristina McBride, The List by Siobhan Vivian, and Son by Lois Lowry. Although, with the publication of Son, one would think that Lowry would receive the Margaret A. Edwards award by now..

  6. The more I think about it, the more I want Code Name Verity to win. It is pretty amazing.

  7. Definitely Code Name Verity.

  8. Ask the Passengers by A S King goes on my contender list.

  9. Me & Earl & the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews is my pick for the Printz. I'm shocked it's not getting more buzz – perhaps folks are overwhelmed by the language?

  10. I did like it, made me LOL. But I think it is being overshadowed by the other dying girl novel – The Fault in Our Stars. Although I am not going to lie, the language was at time a little off putting for me personally as a reader.

  11. Lowry did received the Edwards Award, back in 2007, for The Giver specifically.

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