Anyways, so, if you haven't heard yet, here's some of the highlights
- As predicted by absolutely freaking everyone, When You Reach Me won a richly deserved John Newbery Medal. I'm currently reading it right now, and yes. It so deserves it.
- The Lion and the Mouse wins a Caldecott. Another WYRM, that pretty much everyone knew it. Even me, though I just jumped on the bandwagon, since I haven't read it.
- Flash Burnout won the William C. Morris Award for best debut YA, further cementing my knowledge that I HAVE TO READ IT.
- Marcelo in the Real World was my prediction for Printz, and Going Bovine, Wintergirls, North of Beautiful, and an undisclosed book I haven't read yet and just put on there because like 4 people said it probably would get honor (Fire) for Honor. However, it didn't win. Instead, the winner was the ever-growing-in-popularity-in-my-own-mind...meaning I like it a billion times more the farther away I get from Dec 30...
- GOING BOVINE!!!!
- I was so freaking ecstatic when I heard about this. Mainly because the Printz Honor Books consisted of:
- One nonfiction book (Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith),
- One book I'd never heard of (Punkzilla),
- One book I had heard of but didn't plan on reading for a few months, if then (The Monstrumologist) ,
- and one book I started reading but didn't have time, it being five hundred plus pages (I'm assuming it's obvious--Tales of the Madman Underground).
- So yeah. There I was, ready to hear that MITRW won, and they were all like (I watched the live webcast--yay me), "Going Bovine" by Libba Bray.
- Or something like that.
So, yeah, it turns out you can trust The Printz to bring you #theawesome in YA literature:
- Looking for Alaska
- Jellicoe Road
- Going Bovine.
Not to mention the scores of yummish honor books
- Speak much?)
that are also awesome.
But yeah. So there is much to do today, and I must retire from my Printzy duties. Have a great MLK day!