- 2011 Cybils Award Finalist
- Fall 2011 Junior Library Guild Selection
- One of 20 books included in the St. Louis, MO Battle of the Books in which 30 schools participate annually. Royce will be a featured author on the event's blog soon, which is updated weekly. We've noticed an uptick in book sales in the St. Louis area since July when the book battle books were announced (as tracked through Amazon's sales tracking).
- The Dead Boys has also been selected as a 2011-2012 nominee for the Isinglass Teen Book Awards. Books are chosen by a committee of librarians as well as per teen recommendations. I believe the winning book is voted on by participating teens. The program is promoted by 14 libraries in New Hampshire. Winner chosen in April 2012 and announced at the NHLA meeting/conference in May.
St. Louis Battle of the Books
Isinglass Teen Book Awards