Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Synchronicities: What we did in our "free" Cybils time

synchronicities: 1. the quality or fact of being synchronous 2. the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality --used especially in the psychology of C.G. Jung
                                                          -Merriam-Webster Online

This list of similarities and coincidences among the 2010 Cybils YA Fiction nominations is humbly submitted to you by the 2010 Cybils YA Fiction Panel. It is in no way to be considered completely exhaustive, as we are certain nominated books will have been missed. This list was originated out of amusement as the seven panelists read their way through 182 titles. If you know of a nominated title that should be included in one of the synchronicities below, please feel free to submit it in the comments! To get the entire list, you'll have to visit all seven of the panelists blogs. 

I get to be lucky #1 and cover #'s 1-9 in our long list! This was a long, yet hysterical endeavor and we would love to share it with those of you that have not experienced a Cybils Round 1 panel. To get the rest of the list (and believe me, you'll want to), head over to the following blogs:

Ami #11-21
Cheryl #22-32
Jackie #33-42
Justina #43-52
Kelly #53-63
Melissa #64-72

1. Abuse
Abe in Arms
Absolute Value of -1
City of Cannibals
Freaks and Revelations
Glimpse
Hold Still (self abuse)
Hush
Scars (self abuse)
Split by Swati Avasthi
What Momma Left Me
When I Was Joe 
Wildthorn


2. African American Characters
Stringz
Sweet Hereafter
Perfect Shot
Myself and I
Eight Grade Superzero
Lockdown
Saving Maddie
Sellout 
What Momma Left Me

3. Alternating or Multiple POVs:
Absolute Value of -1
After the Kiss
Anxious Hearts
A Little Wanting Song
All Unquiet Things
Bright Young Things
The Firefly Letters
Freaks and Revelations
Jump
Return to Paradise
Tangled
Wicked Girls
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Bamboo People
Girl Saves Boy
The Half-Life of Planets
Freak Magnet
Indigo Blues
Six

4. An Exhaustive Account of Dead People

a. Parents (both)
Abe in Arms
The Agency (1&2)
Hellie Jondoe
Jane 
Queen of Secrets

   i.Mother
     Anxious Hearts
     A Little Wanting Song
     Dirty Little Secrets
     Faithful
     Folly
     Heist Society (?)
     Salvaged
     What Momma Left Me
     Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs
     Sea
     Nothing Like You
     City of Cannibals
     Compromised
     Harmonic Feedback (Justin's)
     Love Drugged (Celia's)


(We are aware of 2 others, but for the sake of preventing spoilers have chosen to leave them off the list)

   ii.Father
     Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
     Life
     After
     The Life of Glass
     Only the Good Spy Young (maybe)
     The Beautiful Between
     The Brothers Story
     Will
     The Young Chieftain

b.Siblings


Brother:
The Brothers Story
Revolution
Freak Magnet

Sister: 
Abe in Arms
Dangerous Neighbors
The Sky is Everywhere
Tell Me a Secret
Losing Faith

c.Best Friend:
Abe in Arms
After Ever After
All Unquiet Things
Compromised
Freak Observer
Harmonic Feedback
Hold Still
Hush
Freefall
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend
Salvaged
The Secret Year (girlfriend)
Sweet Hereafter
Tangled (girlfriend)
Winter Longing (boyfriend)

d.Random Person
Compromised
The Deadly Sister
In a Heartbeat
It's Not Summer Without You
Life, After
Sing Me to Sleep
Six
The Summer I Got a Life
The Red Umbrella
The Twin's Daughter
The Brothers Story
The Less-Dead
When I Was Joe

e.Death by Car Crash
Lifted (grandparents)
Beautiful
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
The Secret Year
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend
Tangled
Freefall (Rosetta's folks)
Will
Queen of Secrets

5. Anorexia
The Beautiful Between
The Heart is Not a Size

6. Author Parents
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
This Gorgeous Game

7. Blindness
Girl, Stolen
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
Scrawl

8. Bullying
Beat the Band
By the Time You Read This I'll Be Dead
Eighth-Grade Superzero
Life, After
Some Girls Are
Scrawl
Will
Harmonic Feedback
When I Was Joe
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin

9. Cuba
The Firefly Letters
The Red Umbrella

10. Complaints about the Quality of School Toilet Paper
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
What Mama Left Me


Call us obsessive or whatever you'd like, but seriously, isn't this a lot of crazy?? Be sure to check out the rest (lots of fun ones) on the other blogs. 

1 comment:

Kate Coombs said...

Great list--I'm amazed you have two titles for #10, though. :)