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Teen Book Winner announced

Winner of Worcestershire's Teen Book Award unveiled

The winner of Worcestershire's Teen Book Award has been announced at an exciting ceremony at County Hall earlier this month (March 22).

 The winner was whittled down from a shortlist of six which was determined by over 2,000 children from schools across the county as part of a scheme launched by Worcestershire Schools' Library Service

Children voted for their winner online in their school or public library.

Those in the running include:

·         Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson

·         Diary of a lottery winner's daughter by Penelope Bush

·         An act of love by Alan Gibbons

·         Wish me dead by Helen Grant

·         Forgotten by Cat Patrick

·         There is no dog by Meg Rosoff

The winning book was announced as Forgotten by Cat Patrick, A page-turning mystery and a heartrending story of love, loss and…memories of the future. Cat found out by the powers of Social Media a few hours later of her win and was delighted.

In addition to the day's activities, children took part in a quiz about the books with the winning team being from Hanley Castle School. Published author and runner up from last year Jon Mayhew also joined the young people and librarians to talk about what inspires him to write and Rowan Standish-Haynes, Worcestershire's newly crowned Young Poet Laureate also attended and read a composed poem especially for the event.

Dawn Woods, Schools Library Service Manager said:  "We've had a record number of votes this year which proves how reading really sparks the interest of children. The books chosen in the shortlist were all really varied and so it was always going to be really exciting to see who clinched the award."

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