The Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award winner for 2017 is All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Winners are decided by Indiana high school students who choose from twenty-five nominated titles [PDF]. This year's honor titles are Cory Doctorow's In Real Life and Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Trust us: you'll love All the Bright Places! Its publisher describes it this way:

Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school—both teetering on the edge—it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the 'natural wonders' of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.

You can also help decide next year's winner. The list of nominees for the 2017/2018 Rosewater Award is out now [PDF]—so get reading and vote for your favorite!

Rosie Nominees (2017-2018)

  • Everything, Everything

  • Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

  • Vengeance Road

  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

  • Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

  • Red Queen

  • An Ember in the Ashes

  • One

  • Prayers for the Stolen

  • Dumplin'

  • Salt to the Sea

  • Made You Up

  • Need

  • More Happy Than Not

  • Guitar Notes

  • Inherit Midnight

  • Paper Hearts