Y'all, this is the year of the stars.
|SO MANY STARS EVERYWHERE|
John Green is always a good bet. He won the Printz award in 2006 for Looking for Alaska. His next book An Abundance of Katherines was a Printz Honor book in 2007. He tops the bestseller charts every time he has a book release and teens line up for his books. He's a steady vlogger and he and his brother started the whole "nerdfighter" phenomenon. Dude's got serious credentials. The Fault in Our Stars is about Hazel, a cancer patient, and Augustus, a cancer survivor. It is compulsively readable. And it's poignant, of course. Anyone who can read this book without crying like a wretch might not have a heart. That being said, it's awfully unrealistic in some places. Hazel might be facing her own mortality on a daily basis and Augustus might be extremely well read, but good grief they're ridiculously erudite and mature for their age. RIDICULOUSLY. The author that they come into contact with is also a bit too...textbook, for lack of a better description. All of that taken into consideration, the Printz committe will have many, many, many discussions about this book and it's obviously literariness. Also, it hasn't been checked in at Pearl since it arrived, so you'll need to get in line to get it. Click here to request it!
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There's your seven-star books....so far. It's only October, and we still have two and a half months of publishing that's eligible for the Printz. Something may be published next month that gets just as many stars. If so, I'll keep you updated. Be sure to stop by the Pearl Library or your local CMRLS branch to ask about any of the books I've talked about here. Happy reading!