Winner of Worcestershire's Teen Book Award
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.
· Diary of a
lottery winner's daughter by Penelope Bush
· An act of love by
· Wish me dead by
· Forgotten by Cat
· 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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