In Year 8 pupils are offered the opportunity to take part in the ‘Rib Valley Book Awards’ along with other Year 8s from Edwinstree and Year 9 Literacy Leaders from Freman College. Over the course of the year, pupils attend six meetings where they discuss the books and take art in activities around them. This year we are also lucky to have an author visit planned from Dave Shelton (author of ‘Thirteen Chairs’). In June the voting will take place to decide this year’s winner.
Here is the shortlist of books for the award this year:
The Rest of Us Just Live Here:
The Indie kids are all fighting mythical creatures, but what about the other people who don’t have special powers? This book contains horrific accidents, a love story and mythical beings.
Synopsis by Chantelle
Fire Colour One:
A young girl’s dad dies and we find out that she has been committing arson (setting fire to things). There are interesting relationships between mother and daughter.
Synopsis by Abby G
The government decide not to give young people medication for their ADHD. A group of usually-medicated kids kidnap a businessman who works for the Mayor of London and they won’t let him go until they get their drugs.
Synopsis by Sam W
Jack walks into the haunted house he has been warned to stay away from. Once he steps inside twelve other people start telling ghost stories. Little does he know who these people actually are…
Synopsis by Alex G