2010 Governor General Literary Award Finalist
#1 in YALSA’s Top 10 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (2011)
ALA’s 2011 Rainbow Project List (LGBT recommended books)
2011 SCBWI Crystal Kite Finalist
Staff Pick for Teaching Tolerance (Fall 2012)
SCARS was also nominated for the 2011 ALA Stonewall Book Award, 2011 Independent Literary Awards (LGBT), and the 2011 Elliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award.