Edgar Awardees for Best Young Adult Mystery

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. They remain the most prestigious awards in the entire mystery genre. The award for Best Young Adult Mystery was established in 1989 and recognizes works written for ages twelve to eighteen, and grades eight through twelve.
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This particular collection includes some of the notable winners of Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery and shortlisted books from the year 1989 to 2012.

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Blood Brothers (2007)

Written by S. A. Harazin

Without his job at the hospital, Clay would be lost. The hard work, the struggles of the patients, the drama in the ER, it makes his days worth something, and gives focus to his dream of someday becoming a doctor. Clay can't afford to go away to college like the rest of his graduating senior class, but what other 17-year-old has delivered a baby or helped save a life?

Still, Clay wishes his life could be more like his best friend Joey's. Joey has it all—a great family, a good college waiting for him at the end of the summer, money, a car. Clay has to bike everywhere, and the miles are starting to wear him down. 

But Joey's golden future shatters one day when he overdoses at a party. Now he's clinging to life at the hospital where Clay works, and Clay may even be implicated in Joey's injuries. Tension and emotion rise as those who love Joey gather and wait. Clay will do whatever he can to find out what happened at the party, and to help Joey recover. But to survive this ordeal Clay must draw on a strength he never knew he had. This book is recommended for young adults ages 14 and up. (Copyright © Delacorte Books for Young Readers/Random House. All rights reserved.)

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