Lancashire Book of The Year 2021
Find out about the amazing books that have been shortlisted for The Lancashire Book of The Year!
Eleven books have been shortlisted for The Lancashire Book of The Year award! Titles include The Last Paper Crane by Kerry Drewery, Wink by Rob Harrell, Five Little Liars by Amanda Morgan, and many more! Check out the rest of the shortlist on this link.
Many of the books included are also available to download from the BorrowBox Digital Libary. But you can also reserve a copy at your local library as well. Lancashire Book of the Year (also known as LBOY) is the longest-running young people’s regional book award in the country.
What makes this award so special is the fact that the winner is chosen by young people themselves without any other input. The books shortlisted are voted on by Year 9 students in high schools around the county. Every school that takes part is given a collection of the shortlisted books.
Publishers submit the books themselves based on what they think are their best works for children aged 12 – 14. Last year’s winner was The Year I Didn’t Eat by Samuel Pollen. Which tells the story of Max a 14-year old who is suffering from anorexia. While the subject matter is bleak the story is ultimately uplifting and inspiring. If you want to give the book a try you can borrow the eBook right now.
Written by David - Library Assistant
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