Say Her Name by teen author James Dawson has been voted winner of the Worcestershire Teen Book Award by young readers across the county. The announcement was made at a celebratory event in the Council Chambers on 19 March 2015.
James Dawson said:
"Winning awards voted for by young adult readers is always the best. They are who I write for and it's wonderful to know my books are being enjoyed. It was really good to visit Worcester and get to meet so many keen readers, which they clearly are."
For the last four months young people across Worcestershire have been encouraged to read a shortlist of six books and vote for their favourite. The shortlist was selected by pupils aged 11 to 14 years in schools around the county. The fourteen schools then battled it out in an interschool quiz all about the shortlisted books.
On 25 March 2015 the winner of the Awesomest Book Award 2015 was announced. This was The Case of the Exploding Loo by Rachel Hamilton. Two authors were in attendance; John Dougherty and Rachel Hamilton which made the day extra special for all those who attended adults and children alike. After a nailbiting final round in the quiz, a tie breaker question between two schools finally saw Powick C of E Primary School crowned the winning school. Thanks to Softlink for their sponsorship of the event. Here's to next year!
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