Monday, January 11, 2010

Mock Printz Results

The Results:

Anderson, Laurie Halse – Wintergirls (Honor Book)

Burg, Ann E. – All the Broken Pieces

Chima, Cinda Williams – The Demon King (Honor Book)

Larbalestier, Justine – Liar (Award Winner)

Headley, Justina Chen – North of Beautiful

Ryan, Carrie – In the Forest of Hands and Teeth

Tan, Shaun – Tales From Outer Suburbia (Honor Book)

Thompson, Kate – Creature of the Night

So, since we're not the real committee we can tell you all about how the voting played out.

First Vote – Where we vote for the winner.
Title must receive five first‑place votes and must also receive at least five more points than the second‑place title. We had a clear winner on our first vote. In hindsight, we probably should have had people just vote for one title, but we had people vote for their top 3 for winner. Here’s how that played out.

(10) All the Broken Pieces

(1) Creature of the Night

(16) Demon King

(3) In the Forest of Hands and Teeth

(33) Liar

(7) North of Beautiful

(11) Tales From Outer Suburbia

(27) Wintergirls

Second Vote – Where we vote for the Honor books.
We could have up to 4 honor books. In our vote we had 4 clear top votes. Creature of the Night, In the Forest of Hands and Teeth, and North of Beautiful were removed from consideration due to their low votes. We could have stopped there. But…we had extra time so we decided to debate some more. Wintergirls clearly led the honor books, it was decided that we would make that an honor without further discussion.

Onto the 3 remaining titles. It became evident that we wanted to remove one. But which one? A heated discussion ensued. We couldn’t decide and those that felt strongly were not conceding their belief that one title or another was better. Duh duh duhhhhh…since we couldn’t agree that one clearly needed to be removed we decided put it to another vote. For this one participants would vote for their top 2 honor books out of the remaining 3 possibilities, the book with the lowest score would be removed.

(21) All the Broken Pieces

(1) Creature of the Night

(27) Demon King

(0) In the Forest of Hands and Teeth

(1) North of Beautiful

(18) Tales From Outer Suburbia

(31) Wintergirls

Third Vote – Where we vote on the Honor Books again.
Otherwise known as fantasy is fantastic.

(17) All the Broken Pieces

(22) Demon King

(45) Tales From Outer Suburbia


joanna said...

Third Vote "Otherwise known as when Joanna puts it all on Tales so it will hopefully rise to the top"

So much fun. Already looking towards 2011.

joanna said...

Also, I was surprised that we had much less controversy over Liar than we did Tales. I was ready to batten down the hatches for Liar and that went pretty smoothly.

Patti said...

I know! There were way less negative comments than I had anticipated. It was nice. Really, I was super happy with all our choices. I liked that we had that third vote. Made it exciting.

I can't wait to start reading all the 2010 books.

Jenn H. said...

I had to have Tales and Demon King, esp. once I heard other people's reasons why not. I'm glad it turned out this way, even though I didn't like Wintergirls.....