The 2012 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature is:
Where Things Come Back
Written by John Corey Whaley
“Witty, sardonic Cullen Witter agonizes over the disappearance of his beloved brother, Gabriel, while everyone else in his stiflingly dull Arkansas town thrills to the apparent return of a long-extinct woodpecker. Kidnapping, bromance, arcane religious texts, and ornithology collide in this ground-breaking coming-of-age tale.
“Straightforward, yet increasingly complex, this novel masterfully weaves together themes of brotherhood, friendship, loss and religious obsession,” said Printz Award Committee Chair Erin Helmrich.”
* #1 on Amazon’s Top 10 list of best young adult books for 2011 * #6 on Amazon’s Top 20 Books of 2011 * 2011 New York Times Notable Children’s Book * Huffington Post Top 10 YA Books of 2011 * 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
Many of the best awards for young adult literature are released at the end of January. We can’t wait! Do you look most forward to hearing about the Alex Awards? The Printz? Maybe the Teen Nutmeg Nominees here in CT? Check out this list to learn more about each of them. Here in the teen department, we most enjoy the YALSA Teen’s Top Ten. Get ready, the announcements are soon to be posted here on the blog!
Click here to see the YALSA Best of the Best from 2011.
Keep in mind – these are not characters chosen to play the book characters on the big screen, rather bits of movie and music edited together to best portray a fan’s idea of what the plot would look like in film form.
What do you think? Good actor/actress choices for Ethan and Lena?