Since we’re about halfway through the year, it’s a good a time as any to start contemplating the contenders for this year’s Printz award and honors. Awarded by an American Library Association committee, the Michael L. Printz Award is an award for “a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.” Many libraries and library systems hold Mock Printz events in December and January, but you can get started even earlier on Goodreads as part of the Mock Printz 2012 group. So far, we’re discussing Chime by Franny Billingsley, Divergent by Veronica Roth, and Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. Have you read any outstanding YA books this year? Come and let us know!