And the winners are . . .

This year’s winner of the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (soon to be released as a feature film).  The two honor books are I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga and Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers.  


The 2014-15 Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers nominees:

Click here for the annotated list of 2014-15 Nominees

  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Winger by Andrew Smith
  • All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
  • Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
  • March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.
  • Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian
  • 5th Wave, The by Rick Yancey
  • Me, Him, Them, & It by Caela Carter
  • The Tragedy Paper  by Elizabeth LaBan
  • Torn by David Massey
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  • Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
  • Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
  • In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski
  • My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
  • Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
  • Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy
  • Living With Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles  
This list is used in the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl for the high school competition in the and will be promoted in public libraries as part of the Summer Reading Program.


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The purpose of the Georgia Peach Award is to highlight and promote the best current young adult literature for Georgia high school age students, to encourage young adults to read and to promote the development of cooperative school and public library services for young adults. Teens vote for their favorite books out of the year's top 20 nominees at their high schools and local public libraries.


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