Angus Book Award

2015 Angus Book Award winnerCarmen 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.

Celebrating 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 announced.

Montrose 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 winning author.

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.

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