Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Printz Project

Oh yeah....like you didn't know this was coming!! Suey, from It's All About the Books and Jessica, from The Bluestocking Society have come together to host the perpetual challenge - The Printz Project. It even has it's own blog!!

Like unto other book award projects, the Printz Project is a perpetual challenge to read the winners of the Michael L. Printz Award (and perhaps the honor books if you’re brave).

Since the Printz Award is a relatively new award, we’re structuring this site a little differently. Each Printz Award-winning book and honor book has its own post. When you read one of the books, head on over to its post and leave either a link to your review on your own blog or go ahead and post your thoughts right there in the comments. This format is designed to keep reviews on the same book together. Each book’s post has a picture of the cover and the synopsis from the publisher. Feel free to browse about.

Seriously...I love YA books!! And out of the entire list of books, I've read 4 of them. And LOVED all 4: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, I am the Messenger by Mark Zuzak, The Book Thief by Mark Zuzak, and Looking for Alaska by John Green. So, yes, I'm IN!!


Kailana said...

I joined this one, too! Going to be lots of good reads!

Stephanie said...

Kailana - The reading list looks awesome!! I just heart YA books!!

Nymeth said...

I have Speak right here and I haven't read it yet! What is wrong with me!

Also, I've been dying to read I am the Messenger since your awesome review so long ago. This will give me an excuse!

Stephanie said...

Nymeth - Speak was a great book!! And so was I am Messenger. I LOVED that book. (when you read it we can discuss the ending....) I figured, I've read 4 books on the list and all 4 were fantastic....bodes well for the rest of them!

Debi said...

You're so right. This one is not even worth trying to resist!!!

Stephanie said...

Debi - I KNEW you would know how I felt!!

Suey said...

So glad you're joining us Stephanie! Yeah! :)

Joanne said...

Sigh ... It's useless for me to even ponder this challenge - I pretty much knew I was gonna cave and join eventually :) Besides all the books look wicked. I'd made a list of all the winners and nominees - shocked to see I had already read 11 of them lol :)

J.S. Peyton said...

You're hilarious Stephanie. I knew it was coming. It was only a matter of time... lol. =D

I'm just getting into reading YA books too, but I think I'll hold off on this for now. I'm already way over my head when it comes to challenges.

Chris said...

I caved and had to join this one too! I love all the Printz books and I'm stupid excited about reading them all :p

Anonymous said...


Selling Planet Earth in Exchange for a Utopia? What’s the Catch?

Humans sold planet Earth for peace, but little did they know peace would come at such a high cost.

A long time ago, Humanity sold planet Earth to a group called the Evers in order to gain peace and a virtual utopia for themselves and for future generations. However, the cost of this paradise turns out to be too much for some to deal with and the humans soon find themselves ruled cruelly by the very beings who offered them salvation and at one point given them so much hope.

Humans that were originally treated with high regards, made to feels special, are now being treated as animals, some humiliated and shipped away to some unknown fate…each being told what they could or could not do, under the guise of it being in humanities best interest.

With a feeling of dread, a small group declares war on the more advanced Evers in hopes of returning things to the way they should be…to the way they had been. John and his make-shift crew of humans and hybrids (half human/half Ever) must not only find a way to break free of the mistakes of the past and find out the disturbing secrets that the Evers have hidden away, but they must also deal with their own personal issues and learn to live, grow, and deal with each others’ emotional issues of love, regret and fear.

Will man give up youth and perfect health to live in the past? And will John take the chance of restoring Earth to its former state even though there’s a good chance his life-threatening disease can return?

Publisher’s Web site: www.eloquentbooks.com/Everlasting.html

About the Author:
Myra Evans resides in Walterboro, South Carolina, a small town near Charleston. She is a C.N.A. for a large Veterans nursing home.

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm not sure if I've ever read a Printz awarded book. Several are on my need to read list though.