YA Fiction Novel "Blue" wins the Reader Views Grand Prize Bronze Award in Fiction

An intense and engrossing YA novel about perspective, Blue by L.E. Delano is a stunning multiple-award-winner in the popular independent book awards program.
Blue LE Delano
Blue LE Delano
AUSTIN, Texas - March 10, 2022 - PRLog -- Reader Views announces Blue by L.E. Delano as one of the overall grand prize winners in fiction. Delano's novel takes home the bronze award. The title is also the recipient of the Reader Views Kids Award for Best Teen/YA Book of the Year and the gold medal winner in YA Fiction.

When Blue's older brother causes a car accident that kills the father of one of her classmates, Maya Rodriguez, Blue's life becomes a living hell as she becomes the singular focus of Maya's grief. Added to the angst is a demanding mother, a father in absentia, a best friend addicted to drama and a mysterious new guy in town. When Blue reaches the limit of what she can take, she retaliates, landing both Blue and Maya in detention. Forced to work on a project together, the activity brings to light a new perspective that changes everything.

Paige Lovitt with Reader Views says Blue is the best novel she's read all year adding, "Delano really brings the protagonist to life in this story. She goes through all the angst that I remember feeling as a teen with a crush. Reading this book brought back so many memories of how I felt in high school. I am so glad those days are gone!"

Blue (ISBN 978-1736473108, Gaze Publishing, 2021) is available at online bookstores.

L.E. DeLano comes equipped with a "useless" Theatre degree that has opened doors for her in numerous ways. Though mostly raised in New Mexico, she now lives in Pennsylvania with two adventurous kids and two ridiculous cats. When she's not writing (which is almost never), she's binge-watching Disney+ and planning road trips.

L.E.'s 2021 novel, BLUE, was named the 2021 SPARK Award winner by The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), a 2021-22 Gold Medal Winner for Young Adult in the Reader Views Reviewer's Choice Awards, a 2021 NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite in Young Adult Fiction, a 2022 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite – Teen, and was named 2021-22 Teen/YA Book of the Year by Reader Views Kids. Her debut novel, TRAVELER, was a Keystone State Reading Association (KSRA) Secondary Book Awards Finalist for 2018-2019.  Learn more at https://ledelano.com/.

The Reader Views Literary Awards program helps level the playing field for self-published authors, allowing readers to recognize the most creative and exciting new books in the industry. The program is recognized industry-wide as one of the most respected literary awards programs for independent authors. Top honors include cash prizes totaling $2,500. Learn more at http://www.readerviews.com/.

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