The 20th Angus Book Award has
been launched in our secondary schools.
This year’s shortlisted titles are Infinite Sky by C J Flood (Simon &
Schuster), Raining Fire by Alan
Gibbons (Indigo Books), Through Dead Eyes by Chris Priestley (Bloomsbury) and Cross My Heart by Carmen Reid (Corgi
During the coming months, pupils will read their way through the shortlist,
before voting for their favourite in a secret ballot.
The annual event, which began in 1996, is aimed at promoting reading for
enjoyment by teenagers in Angus.
It gives 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.
Pupils form their own opinions about which books they like and dislike
through discussion and listening to the views of other pupils.
This year the shortlist features novels by two authors new to the Angus
Book Award and the return of two previous shortlisted authors Alan Gibbons and
The 2015 winner will be announced at an award ceremony on 19 May 2015.