Angus Book Award

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 Children’s).

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 Chris Priestley.

The 2015 winner will be announced at an award ceremony on 19 May 2015.

To join the conversation about this year’s award follow us on Twitter @angusbook.

For information on past winners visit the book award archive site.

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