Carmen Reid, who grew up near Montrose, has won the 2015
Angus Book Award for her novel Cross My Heart, a gripping story of espionage
and war-time resistance.
its 20th year, the award gives pupils the chance to vote for their favourite
book from recently published fiction for teenagers.
After a few
months of reading then casting their votes in a secret ballot, pupils and other
guests gathered at the award ceremony at Montrose Town Hall to hear the results
Academy pupils Jason Robbie and Hayley Glennie who hosted the event presented the prize
of £500 and the Angus Book Award trophy of the Aberlemno serpent stone to the
event, which began in 1996, is aimed at promoting reading for enjoyment by
teenagers in Angus.
both committed and less enthusiastic readers the chance to engage with new,
rewarding and accessible books for teenagers.
The book award
gives participating pupils opportunities to creatively respond to the books,
and to compete in art and book blurb competitions.
their own opinions about which books they like and dislike through discussion
and listening to the views of other pupils.
To join the conversation about this year’s award follow us
on Twitter @angusbook.