2009 Printz Contenders

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.
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55 books · 1,475 voters · list created August 1st, 2008 by Jennifer (votes) .
23 likes · 
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Jennifer 1646 books
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Sophie 1409 books
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Cindy 1254 books
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Lynn 5252 books
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Jessica 1654 books
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Monica 2525 books
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Laura 1515 books
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Stacy268 1372 books
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message 1: by Terri (new)

Terri This is no contest - "Hunger Games" by a mile!


message 2: by Zena (new)

Zena im soo sad... i cant vote because i havent read any of these books yet!!!


message 3: by Meghanly (new)

Meghanly I LOVED Graceling - Hunger Games rocked as well.


message 4: by Jerrica (last edited Feb 25, 2009 01:52PM) (new)

Jerrica I loved "The Hunger Games", but "Paper Towns" has got to be one of my favorite books of all time.


message 5: by Drottni (new)

Drottni Hunger Games for sure!


message 6: by Desiree (new)

Desiree I have read half of these and Hunger Games is by far the best read I have come across in 2008! Next up, Paper Towns...we'll see :)


message 7: by Greg (new)

Greg Buckley No Papertowns for the win!!!!


message 8: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Paper towns for the win!


message 9: by Jerrica (new)

Jerrica Some book called "Jellicoe Road" actually won, you guys. "Disreputable History" got an Honor, but the other top books didn't get any recognition at all...


message 10: by Eliza (new)

Eliza The Hunger games is so going to win!!


message 11: by Savanah (new)

Savanah HUNGER.GAMES. foreget paper towns or what ever!!


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

Hunger Games!!!!!!!!!!!


message 13: by Ladyl (new)

Ladyl My sisters keeper is da shyt


message 14: by Ladyl (new)

Ladyl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


message 15: by Carly (new)

Carly Terri wrote: "This is no contest - "Hunger Games" by a mile!"

I totally agree with that


message 16: by Adam (last edited Nov 21, 2009 04:34PM) (new)

Adam The Hunger Games definetly. I'm reading Graceling curently, its also pretty good


message 17: by Sara (new)

Sara I really enjoyed both books!


message 18: by Daevin (new)

Daevin I love a lot of books on this list, voted for a lot of them. But I'm rooting for Paper Towns to win.


message 19: by Zane (new)

Zane Savanah wrote: "HUNGER.GAMES. foreget paper towns or what ever!!"
Have you ever actually read Paper Towns? It is an excellent book, and it gets my vote.



message 20: by Carly (new)

Carly I am reading it right now, and it is okay. I like hunger games better


message 21: by Rem (new)

Rem I prefer graceling to the hunger games, I like the book I just think it's a little overated.


message 22: by Nikki (new)

Nikki Meghan wrote: "I LOVED Graceling - Hunger Games rocked as well. "

The Hunger Games Rocks!!
i read the 2nd on too-Catching Fire
AMAZING!!!


message 23: by Carly (new)

Carly THEY ARE AMAZING


message 24: by Adam (new)

Adam Graceling, Knife of Never Letting Go and The Hunger Games


message 25: by Nina Gayle (new)

Nina Gayle Book Thief is a 2007 book and does not belong on this list.


message 26: by Carly (new)

Carly OMG, i finished Paper towns and it is soooooo good. I love their road trip.


message 27: by Mariama (new)

Mariama Yea,I so agree with the people that read Paper Towns.It's like the best book everrrr!& that is no lie!i just finished it today.& when you finally finish it,you'll knoe it was SOOOO worth it!


message 28: by Nicole (new)

Nicole HUNGER GAMES ALL THE WAYYYY!


message 29: by Carly (new)

Carly Mockingjay comes out soon!!


message 30: by Nicole (new)

Nicole i knowww!
cant wait!! :)


message 31: by Carly (new)

Carly me too!!


message 32: by Nicole (new)

Nicole :D :D :D


message 33: by [deleted user] (new)

Terri wrote: "This is no contest - "Hunger Games" by a mile!"

that book was soooooo good it was awesome!!!!!


message 34: by Beks (new)

Beks Paper Towns!


message 35: by Sonji (new)

Sonji Terri wrote: "This is no contest - "Hunger Games" by a mile!"

I agree. I love this series!


message 36: by Jacob (new)

Jacob Why is MY SISTER'S KEEPER on here? It's an adult book and it was released in 2004.


message 37: by Nina Gayle (last edited Oct 30, 2010 01:15AM) (new)

Nina Gayle Winner of Printz 2009: Jellicoe Road
Honor books:
Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Nation
Tender Morsels

I removed Book Thief and My Sister's Keeper from this list because they were older than 2008. Books must be published in 2008 to be eligible for the 2009 Printz.


message 38: by Cheyenne (new)

Cheyenne HUNGER GAmes


message 39: by [deleted user] (new)

The Hunger Games and Paper Towns are my two favorite books on here. Sad they didn't win, but I'm sure the book that did win is great.


message 40: by Nina Gayle (new)

Nina Gayle To be eligible for the 2009 Printz, books must be published in 2008. I took Along for the Ride, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay off this list because they were published since 2008.


message 41: by Azra (new)

Azra Paper Towns!!!!!!!


message 42: by Louise (new)

Louise Omelio agree @Terri. The Hunger Games! :) currently reading the book two, though.:p


message 43: by Pj (new)

Pj Graceling all the way!!!!


message 44: by Rachel (new)

Rachel W Arn't these supposed to be 2009 Printz contenders? because some of theses are either to old or to new to be from 09. i mean, TFIOS didn't come out till a couple years later.


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