On Tuesday, the Edgar nominees were announced. Each year, the Edgars are awarded by the Mystery Writers of America for the best mysteries.
I’d love to say that I’ve read all of these but the Edgars always take me by surprise. Every stinking year.
The nominees for the two categories of interest to writers for children and teens are:
The Best Juvenile Category. Note: They don’t call this middle grade but its how I think of it.
Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi (Algonquin Young Readers – Workman)
If You Find This by Matthew Baker (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head by Lauren Oliver & H.C.Chester (HarperCollins Publishers – HarperCollins Children’s Books)
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands (Simon & Schuster – Aladdin)
Footer Davis Probably is Crazy by Susan Vaught (Simon & Schuster – Paula Wiseman Books)
I tried to request If You Find This and Curiosity House before my library had them available so I’ll have to request them now.
Then there is the Young Adult category. Again, the nominees are:
Endangered by Lamar Giles (HarperCollins Children’s Books – HarperTeen)
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis (HarperCollins Publishers – Katherine Tegen Books)
The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury (Scholastic – Scholastic Press)
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (Algonquin Young Readers – Workman)
Ask the Dark by Henry Turner (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – Clarion Books)
Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think of them?