Over the next four weeks, 12 pupils from Year 11 will be meeting up regularly to discuss the shortlisted books. Each pupil will read and review at least one of the books on the shortlist, and it will be up to the group to decide which one deserves to win the award. We look forward to plenty of heated debates and bookish chats!
Rebound by Jessica ‘Rebound’ is all about a young boy named Charlie Bell. He is unsettled due to the death of his dad and is therefore causing trouble for his mum. Charl . . . read full review
Based on what you have read so far, would you be keen to read other books by the same author?
Title: Monsters of Men Author: Patrick Ness Winning Year: 2011
The third and final volume in the "Chaos Walking Trilogy" finds three armies marching on New Prentisstown, each intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle with no chance of escape or, it seems, of stopping the fighting.
Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, public speaker, performer, and winner of the Newbery Medal for his novel-in-verse, The Crossover.