Friday, 17 June 2016

YA Book Prize 2016 - winner announced!

The Booksellers YA Book Prize 2016 has been won by Sarah Crossan for her free verse novel One.  Crossan's novel tells the moving story of conjoined twins Grace and Tippi and their heartbreaking dilemma to stay together or be separated. Told from Grace's point of view, it allows the reader to see the twins as two separate people, rather than one.

One has also been shortlisted for this year's CILIP Carnegie Award, the winner of which will be announced this Monday, 20th June.

You can find One and other books by Sarah Crossan in the Discovery Library.  Sarah Crossan

Melvyn Burgess has been given YA Book Prize achievement award to mark 20 years since the publication of his novel Junk.  Winner of the 1997 Carnegie Award, Junk caused controversy because, written for teenagers, it tackled the difficult issues of drugs and prostitution.  Junk is available to borrow from the War Memorial Library.

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