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Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume1985
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson1986
The Third Eye by Lois Duncan1987
The Other Side of Dark by Joan Lowery Nixon1988
The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King1989
The Cradle Will Fall by Mary Higgins Clark1990
Pet Sematary by Stephen King1991
Changes in Latitudes by Will Hobbs1992
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton1993
It by Stephen King1994
The Client by John Grisham1995
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney1996
Downriver by Will Hobbs1997/1998
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul by Jack Canfield1999
Holes by Louis Sachar2000
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling2001
The Lost Boy : A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family by Dave Pelzer2002
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks2003
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling2004
Eragon by Christopher Paolini2005
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling2006
Eldest by Christopher Paolini2007
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling2008
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer2009
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins2010
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan2011
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney2012
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan2013
Divergent by Veronica Roth2014
Cinder by Marissa Meyer2015

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The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (Blue Spruce Award) has been recognizing the most popular books among middle and high school students in the State of Colorado since 1985.

The award is unique in being entirely nominated and voted for by teens. Inclusion on the nominations list does not imply endorsement by any adult as this is a program of entirely student-selected titles. Each year teens in grades 6-12 are free to nominate their favorite titles; a list of 12-15 titles is then compiled by the Blue Spruce Award committee based on number of nominations received.

Students must have read at least three of the titles to vote for a winner. Adults do not nominate or vote for books, and publishers are not allowed to submit their books for consideration.

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