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AWARD WINNERS: Christy Award - Young Adult (Christian Fiction)

The Christy Awards were started In the spring of 1999 when nearly a dozen Christian publishers confirmed the need for establishing a Christian fiction award to recognize novelists and novels of excellence in several genres of Christian fiction.

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The Charlatan's Boy: A Novel

Rogers, Jonathan, 1969-


Grady knows nothing of his origins--he does not even have a last name--but as he and a huckster travel from one small, frontier town to another he poses one of the wild, ugly swamp beasts called feechies.

2011 Christy Awards - Young Adult Finalist

Beautiful : Truth's Found When Beauty's Lost

Martinusen-Coloma, Cindy, 1970-


Much admired, beautiful, driven high school senior Ellie thinks she has her life all mapped out, but when tragedy suddenly strikes shortly after her hated grandfather's funeral, she is left to wonder what it all means.

2010 Christy Awards - Young Adult Finalist

North! Or Be Eaten: Wild escapes. A desperate journey. And the ghastly Fangs of Dang. (The Wingfeather Saga)

Peterson, Andrew.


Jealousies and bitterness threaten to tear apart the three Igiby siblings, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, just when they must work together to battle the monsters of Glipwood Forest, the thieving Stranders of the East Bend, and the dreaded Fork Factory.

2010 Christy Awards - Young Adult Winner

The Fruit of My Lipstick (All About Us #2)

Adina, Shelley.


Brilliant student and devout Christian Gillian Chang gets her first boyfriend during her junior year at Spencer Academy in San Francisco, but her friends think he may not be good for her.

2009 Christy Awards - Young Adult Finalist


I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires (Civil War Series #2)

Gohlke, Cathy.


The bonds linking family and the lines separating enemies have become very blurry for 17 year old Robert. With his father away fighting for the Union, Robert must decide to act alone in order to help his ailing mother, extricate his injured Confederate Uncle, and bring relief to his cousin, Emily.When he unwittingly gets entangled in a Confederate escape plot, Robert must forge his anger and shame into a new determination to save his family. And, perhaps, he must also realize that the saving might not be entirely up to him. Honor and duty to God and country aren't as clear-cut as he hoped them to be.

2009 Christy Awards - Young Adult Winner

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness: Adventure Peril, Lost Jewels, and the Fearsome Toothy Cows of Skree (The Wingfeather Saga)

Peterson, Andrew.


Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog Nugget. Janner Igiby, his brother Tink, their crippled sister Leeli are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice and pursue the Igibys who hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.

2009 Christy Awards - Young Adult Finalist

Hollywood Nobody (Hollywood Nobody Series, Book 1)

Samson, Lisa, 1964-


Fifteen-year-old Scotty Dawn travels to movie sets with her mom, Charley, a food designer. Scotty is determined to discover what she wants from life. She’s even documenting the journey on her “Hollywood Nobody” blog. But as Scotty begins to ask tough questions, will her story have a happy ending?

2008 Christy Awards - Young Adult Winner

Maggie Come Lately (The Pathway Collection #1)

Buckman, Michelle.


While most girls are going to parties, Maggie is busy acting as mother and housewife to her two brothers and father. When she turns 16, Maggie hopes it will be a great year. But then she hears a noise in the woods that takes her on a path that changes her life forever.

2008 Christy Awards - Young Adult Finalist


William Henry is a Fine Name (Civil War Series #1)

Gohlke, Cathy.


A compelling coming-of-age story about a 13 year old boy in the pre-Civil War south attempting to make sense of the surrounding chaos. As he comes to terms with his father’s involvement in the Underground Railroad and his mother’s antipathy toward abolitionism young Robert finds himself at a crossroads. His best friend is a black boy named William Henry and the dehumanizing effects of slavery are unquestionable in Robert’s mind – he realizes he cannot just sit idly by. His family is pitted against him and Robert’s feelings of justice and family loyalty have enough conflict to start a war of their own…

2007 Christy Awards - Young Adult Winner

The Way of the Wilderking (The Wilderking Trilogy)

Rogers, Jonathan.


A reluctant Aidan, recently returned home to Corenwald after three years in the Feechiefen Swamp, learns of a new party of Aidanites who believes he is the destined king to overthrow the tyrant King Darrow.

2007 Christy Awards - Young Adult Finalist


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