Bridgnorth Endowed School pupils have been asked to take part in the judging for this year’s Shropshire Teenage Book Awards, organised by Concord College and the Shropshire School Library Service.
The 2019 shortlist of young adult books features works from top authors, including Michael Morpurgo, Jenny Valentine, Nicola Morgan, and Sita Brahmachari.
There are eight titles in all, the fiction books share common themes of empathy and dealing with adversity; the non-fiction books are based on mental wellbeing.
The pupils, from Years 7 to 9, will read the books and nominate their favourites, which will then be collated with the votes gathered from all participating schools across Shropshire to find the winner.
Ten of our students have been invited to attend the awards ceremony at Concord College on 22nd May, where they will have the opportunity to listen to some of the writers read from and discuss their books.
Shortlisted Titles for the Teenage Book Awards
- Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
- Finding Violet Park by Jenny Valentine
- Red Leaves by Sita Brahmachari
- Positively Teenage by Nicola Morgan
- Scarlet Ibis by Gill Lewis
- Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
- The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo
- Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird