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Bang Bang Books Alrighty, I'm a bit late-sorry.
Below you will find the final list to choose our honors and winner. Beginning January 8th, we will begin voting so in the meantime, try to read or familiarize yourself with as many books as possible before the vote.

Landscape with Invisible Hand by MT Anderson
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Release by Patrick Ness
This Impossible Light by Lily Myers
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
The Art of Starving by Sam J Miller
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson
Maresi by Maria Turtschananoff
Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
Saints & Misfits by S. K. Ali
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Bang by Barry Lyga

Let's start discussing the suggested books on this list.
Do you think Landscape with Invisible Hand and/or All The Crooked Saints are Printz worthy? Why or Why not?

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Reving | 53 comments Looking at this list I feel like 2017 was such a great year for YA. Man...I had forgotten about Bang. I don't envy the committee! I read 15 of the 27, so I don't think I have the right to vote, but for me, of the 15 I read, Dear Martin was the winner!

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Reving | 53 comments I tried and tried All the Crooked Saints but just couldn't get through it.

Bang Bang Books I loved both of these books but I think Saint's issue is that it's not an own voices novel. Landscape did lack character development for the minor characters but I thought the voice and the themes were strong.

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Reving | 53 comments Just finished Lion and Little. Loved it! Wouldn't have read it without seeing it on this list! Thank you!
Also, just finished Art of Starving which was incredible. I would put it in my top five, again, I wouldn't have found it without the list! Thing is, I am struggling with an eating disorder myself, so I don't know if my own personal attachment to the book made it "better" than it really was. But I don't know...this just seemed so good. I need to check out Landscape! Starting Release now!

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Reving | 53 comments Really REALLY liked Release!

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Reving | 53 comments I think I am going to owe
audible my next hundred paychecks!

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Reving | 53 comments I really did like Release! But I didn't get the part about the murdered girl. But I did enjoy this very much. Enjoying Landscape!

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Reving | 53 comments A List of Cages was incredible.

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Reving | 53 comments I appreciate what you said about the themes of Landscape, Dawn and I could recommend it for sure. It just wasn't my personal cup of tea, but it is good.

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Amanda (lulu9700) | 16 comments It weaves together beautifully in the end, but the first 3/4 of the book is so slow. I am glad I stuck with it, but it is an impossible sell to teens. Reving wrote: "I tried and tried All the Crooked Saints but just couldn't get through it."

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Reving | 53 comments Maresi was a little hard for me...

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Reving | 53 comments History is All You Left Me was mixed for me.

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Reving | 53 comments Well I finished All the Crooked Saints after many tries, but I didn't ever fall in love.

Finished This Impossible Light last night now so I am done with the list! Thank you thank you for the list. So many of these I would have missed!

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