By Neal Shusterman
In this book Shusterman tackles questions as difficult as the definition of life and death. Without giving his own opinions on the subjects, he has his characters debate life, death, abortion and other topics in a balanced and throrough manner.
Thought Provoking yet Tasteful Discussions of Controversial Issues in Young Adult Fiction Honor Slushies
Bad Girls Club
By Judy Gregerson
By Chris Crutcher
Two other books that could have won this award are Thirteen Reasons Why and Boy Toy. Alas, I have read neither of them, and so I can't say for sure if they are any good. However, consider them shortlisted for the award.