, those who choose Newbery, Printz, Caldecott... And Pure has won for 2013!
The Alex Awards go to adult novels that have particular appeal
for teen readers. PURE is published by an adult publishing
house, it's not a young adult novel and so couldn't compete for the
Printz. The company I keep among current and past Alex Award-winners is,
well, quite something. On this current list you'll find Louise
Erdrich's The Round House, for example. Here's more on the prize, current and past winners.
Pure is also the first book chosen for the new book club of The Tallahassee Democrat's newspaper. For more information, you can click here.