The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses announced their 2014 Firecracker Award winners, naming Some Boys by Patty Blount their best YA novel of the past year.
In Some Boys, Grace accuses the town’s golden boy of raping her. When Grace meets Ian, she assumes he’ll reject her like the rest of town has, but he doesn’t. Instead, he gives her the courage to fight back – even if he is Zac’s best friend.
The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses presents the Firecracker Awards to independent novels from independent and self-published authors with “smoldering” literary merit. The judges for the young adult division were author Katie Coyle, agent Sarah LaPolla, and powerHouse Arena’s book buyer Jordan Nielsen.
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