|I have several Printz winner and honor books checked out from the library right now. I put them on reserve after reading an excellent article in The Horn Book about award-winning books. I don’t read a ton of YA, so it was helpful to read about some Printz honorees from over the years.
The first book I read off my pile wasThe Body of Christopher Creed, a debut novel by Carol Plum-Ucci.
I think the thing I loved most about it was how recognizable the characters were. I mean, they were all well-developed and unique. But they also were the kids I knew in high school. They felt so real. If you’re a fan of mystery/suspense books, I highly recommend this one for you.