What are the best books that are Printz Award winners and honors?

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    #1The Book Thief

    The Book Thief
    The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.

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    Austin Reid
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Set in the terrible setting of WW 2 a Strong girl over comes many obsticles. A must read for anyone!"
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    Speak is the multi-award winning novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. It is a harrowing young adult story about rape, post-traumatic stress disorder, and isolation in teens. It was published in 1999 and was adapted to film in 2004.


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    Doris Harrison
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "While this is a great book that touches on a difficult subject for teens (rape), and is a National Book Award finalist, it is not on the list of Printz Award winners or honors. It is a well written book that explores high school in a very accurate way. But if you're looking for just Printz books, then this book is not on your list. "
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    #3I'll Give You the Sun

    I'll Give You the Sun
    I'll Give You the Sun is a fiction novel written by Jandy Nelson about two inseparable twins, Jude and Noahand. It was published April2, 2015 by Walker Books.

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    Ai Gong
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I bought I'll Give You the Sun for a relative of mine who enjoys reading so much that is all she every ask for on her birthday and christmas. She was so happy to receive it and promised to let me know her thoughts on it when she was done."
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    #4Looking for Alaska

    Looking for Alaska
    Looking for Alaska is an award-winning young-adult fiction novel by John Green published in 2005. This book follows the story of a boy named Pudge who's obsessed with famous last words and his quirky group of friends. 

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    David Watkins
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Looking for Alaska is is great adventure story. The story is centered around a kid exploring the world around and discovering life. There are many wise and insightful thoughts that he picks up along the way. I loved the perspective in this book and enjoyed it thoroughly."
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    #5Eleanor & Park

    Eleanor & Park

    Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is a romance novel originally published in 2012. This book won the Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book in 2014.


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    Roy Mills
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I'm not into sappy love stories but Eleanor & Park is different. It's real and deep as evident by its Printz Award win."
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    #6Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a book by Benjamin Alire that tells the story of Aristotle. He is an angry teen whose brother is in prison. He will meet Dante, his exact opposite but as they get along, things will change.


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    Kathryn Santos
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be."
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    #7The Scorpio Races

    The Scorpio Races
    The Scorpio Races is a novel by Maggie Stiefvater. It tells the story of the annual Scorpio Races between water horses. The reigning champion, Sean Kendrick, goes head to head with the first girl to ever join, Puck Connolly.

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    Jorge Luis Núñez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "If you're into award winners check this out. It has received the Printz Award. I enjoyed this book."
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    #8Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicholson)

    Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicholson)
    Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging is a young adult novel by Louise Rennison. First published in 1999, it is the first book in the Confessions of Georgia Nicholson series.

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    Charles Foster
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Again the solution tells me nothing about the book or the story line. The information simply states that a book published by Louise Rennison in 1999 fits that topic. I need more information. Not to mention the solution does not even mention the award itself. "
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    Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don't exist \- almost.


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    Jonathan Nguyen
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Captivating story from beginning to end. It looks inside the mind of those who become obsessed with someone else, but it does so in a way where you feel sympathy for the captor... or in some cases, empathy with the captor's point of view. Definitely worth the time, with just enough of the creepy factor to have you questioning yourself for weeks."
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    #10An Abundance of Katherines

    An Abundance of Katherines
    An Abundance of Katherines is an intriguing romance book about Colin Singleton, who was dumped by 19 different girls all named Katherine. In this book, John Green details Colin's attempt to break the curse.

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    Terry Wagner
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I was looking for a list of the best Michael L. Printz winners and honor books, since I've always enjoyed books that had received that accolade in the past, and a search online suggested I check out Monster.com. I visited the site, but it was completely unrelated to books, Printz winners or otherwise. I can't recommend it for the purpose, and in fact I think I might have to start using a different search engine. "
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    #12The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran)

    The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran)
    The House of the Scorpion is the first book in the young adult dystopian series Matteo Alacran written by Nancy Farmer which centers on the life of Matteo Alacrán. 

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    Jennifer Jenkins
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "The House of the Scorpion by Printz Award winning author, Nancy Farmer, is a book I was first introduced to as a child in eighth grade. I loved it then and I still find a great deal to enjoy about it now. The book is riveting, insightful, and entertaining. It is easy to understand why it won so many awards. I feel this is a book for all ages. "
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    #13Ship Breaker

    Ship Breaker
    Ship Breaker is a dystopian novel written by Paolo Bacigalupi. It was published in 2010 and became a New York Times Bestseller. It won the Michael Printz Award and was voted into the VOYA 2010 Top Shelf for Middle School Readers.


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    Anthony Dunn
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Wow, what a book! Loved the story so much and I think I'm going to reread the book again! Didn't see the twists coming in the book and I loved it."


Best What are the best books that are Printz Award winners and honors
1The Book ThiefBooks 34 Paid
2SpeakBooks 31 Paid
3I'll Give You the SunBooks 30 Paid
4Looking for AlaskaBooks 29 Paid
5Eleanor & ParkBooks 27 Paid
6Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseBooks 26 Paid
7The Scorpio RacesBooks 24 Paid
8Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicholson)Books 23 Paid
9StolenBooks 22 Paid
10An Abundance of KatherinesBooks 22 Paid

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