My thoughts on the Printz this year:
1. Nothing for Marcelo in the Real World? This makes me utterly disappointed.
2. Didn't see Going Bovine coming at all. I don't know that I would have agreed, but good for Libba Bray!
3. I didn't see The Monstrumologist coming either (even though I think I read some blog speculation about this), but I'm happy for Rick Yancey. As I've mentioned before, I thought the marketing on this (trailer, cover, etc.) was very good. My students who read it have all given it a "so-so" verdict, though.
4. I haven't yet bought a copy of Punkzilla for my library because I've been hoping the paperback version will have a better cover, one that will actually appeal to any teenager. This is one of, if not the worst, covers of the year imo.