Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel

Finalists have been announced since 1989.

 

2014 selection

Ketchup Clouds

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2014

by Annabel Pitcher

Dear Mr. S. Harris,

Ignore the blob of red in the top left corner. It's jam, not blood, though I don't think I need to tell you the difference. It wasn't your wife's jam the police found on your shoe. . . .

I...


2012 selection

The Silence of Murder

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2012

by Dandi Daley Mackall

Seventeen-year-old Hope Long's life revolves around her brother Jeremy.  So when Jeremy is accused of killing the town's beloved baseball coach, Hope's world begins to unravel. Everyone is convinced Jeremy...


2011 selection

The Interrogation of Gabriel James

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2011

by Charlie Price

Winner of the Mystery Writers of America's 2011 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Fiction

 

American Library Association Quick Picks for Young Adults

 

Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List

 Eyewitness to two...


2010 selection

Reality Check

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2010

by Peter Abrahams

QB of the varsity football team. Passing grades in all his classes. Dating the hottest—and smartest—girl at school. Summer job paying more than minimum wage. Things in Cody's world seem to be going pretty...


2009 selection

Paper Towns

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2009

by John Green

From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery

New York Times bestseller

USA Today bestseller

Publishers Weekly bestseller

When Margo Roth Spiegelman...


2008 selection

Rat Life

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2008

by Tedd Arnold

The dead body found in the river has nothing to do with Todd. Sure, a murder is big news, but what would really interest him? A paying job. Then he meets Rat, who?s already been to Vietnam. And when he offers...


2007 selection

Buried

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2007

by Robin Merrow MacCready

Winner of the Edgar Award! Careful planning and constant control is Claudine?s protection. Order is her weapon. She?s long buried her own needs and dreams to cover for her alcoholic mom. But when Mom suddenly...


2004 selection

Acceleration

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2004

by Graham Mcnamee

It’s a hot, hot summer, and in the depths of the Toronto Transit Authority’s Lost and Found, 17-year-old Duncan is cataloging lost things and sifting through accumulated junk. And between Jacob, the cranky...


2001 selection

Counterfeit Son

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2001

by Elaine Marie Alphin

Cameron Miller is pretending to be someone he isn't. When he began presenting himself as Neil Lacey, it was the only way he could think of to distance himself from what Pop had done, to finally climb out of...


2000 selection

Never Trust a Dead Man

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2000

by Vivian Vande Velde

When Selwyn is accused of murdering his rival, Farold, he is sealed in the village burial cave with Farold’s moldering corpse to await starvation—or worse. Worse comes along quickly in the form of a witch...


1999 selection

Killer's Cousin

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 1999

by Nancy Werlin

After being accused and acquitted in the death of his girlfriend, seventeen-year-old David is sent to live with his aunt, uncle, and young cousin to avoid the media frenzy. But all is not well at his relatives?...


1998 selection

Ghost Canoe

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 1998

by Will Hobbs

After a sailing ship breaks up on the rocks off Washington's storm-tossed Cape Flattery, Nathan McAllister, the fourteen-year-old son of the lighthouse keeper, refuses to believe the authorities, who say there...


1992 selection

The Weirdo

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 1992

by Theodore Taylor

Chip Clewt, known simply as the weirdo, lives like a hermit in the Powhatan Swamp, a National Wildlife Refuge that is at the center of a heated controversy between local hunters and environmentalists. A hunting...