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Some of our best readers from years 8 and 9 have been specially selected by Miss Pollard, LRC Manager to take part in the Lancashire Book of the Year awards.

The Lancashire Book of the year is the longest running young people’s regional book award in the country.
The award remains one of the few book awards in which young people themselves are solely responsible for choosing both the shortlist and the overall winning book. The award is voted for by students in high schools around the county.
A representative,Carolyn, visited the Academy to roll out the process to our students discussing what books they enjoyed and the reasons why, to give them tips on how to submit a good review.
A few of the students favourite books are ‘The Gone series’ for its ability to intrigue and keep you in suspense…. ‘Harry Potter’ for its fantasy tales…. ‘The Dork Diaries’, which never fails to make you laugh with its humour and books by author Sophie McKenzie for her ability to bring out your emotions which is very relatable to teenagers.
Our students have been given 15 books to read and review before 25th January 2018. Each student can read as many as they like. Through the process our students will have the chance to meet with students from other schools to discuss their thoughts. Once all of the books have been read, we will vote for the top 5! Students will then attend a celebration event where the winner will be announced and they will get chance to meet the authors.
  • Songs about a girl: songs about us – Chris Russell
  • Girl’s can’t hit – Tom Easton
  • Close your eyes – Nikki Cloke
  • Dark Matters: Contagion
  • A very good chance – Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
  • The one memory of Flora Banks – Emily Barr
  • Super Awkward – Beth Garrod
  • Show Stopper – Hayley Barker
  • Where the world ends – Geraldine McCaughrean
  • After the fire – Will Hill
  • The last beginning – Lauren James
  • Beyond the wall – Tanya Landman
  • All about Mia – Lisa Williamson
  • Kid got shot – Simon Mason
  • The Hawkweed Legacy- Irena Brignull

Students looked at the books and watched the book trailers before selecting their first read, some were already highlighted as favourites but can you judge a book by its cover?