Fifteen books down in this Printz Award winning book reading project — five of which were award winners from 2002. (OK, if I’m being honest, as I typed this, I’ve already read 3 of the 2003 books, it’s very easy for me to just keep reading, and not take the time to write about what I’ve read!)
With the possible exception of Freewill, none of these were a chore to read — quite the opposite. And saying that Freewill was a chore isn’t right, either. It was a compelling read, it was just so disturbing and unsettling that even after several other books and time, that one has still stayed with me, troubling me at times.
I read so many books, you probably wonder if I do remember what I’ve read, and what I think of them. It really depends. Yes, there are many books that are practically throw away — in one proverbially ear and out the other. I’ve been known to pick up books and not realize I was rereading until halfway through. Other books, though, definitely stick with me. Regardless of whether I liked them or not, many of the Printz books will most assuredly be added to the list of books that are remembered.