Georgia Peach Book Awards for Teen Readers: 2013-2014 Winner

There is one winner and 2 honor books chosen each year by teens from among the year’s top 20 nominees. The teens vote at their high school libraries and public libraries in Georgia. The list is also used as part of the Summer Reading Program in the public libraries.

The Winner for the 2013-2014 year is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. The Honor books are: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga and Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers.

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The nominees were:

  • Ashfall by Mike Mullin
  • Boy 21 by Matthew Quick
  • Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
  • Erebos by Ursula Poznanski
  • Everyday by David Levithan
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
  • The Good Braider by Terry Farish
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
  • Hunt by Andrew Xia Fukuda
  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
  • The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Leverage by Joshua Cohen
  • My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt
  • My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  • Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
  • Pink by Lili Wilkinson
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • UnWholly by Neal Shusterman

Goals for the Georgia  Peach Book Awards include:

  1. To encourage Georgia young adults in grades 9-12 to recognize and read quality literature appropriate to their needs, interests, and reading levels.
  2. To honor outstanding works in YA literature.
  3. To recognize authors in the field of YA literature.
  4. To develop cooperative school and public library services for teens.

 

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