Angus Book Award 2013’s winner was announced on Wednesday, June 5, after second year pupils from all Angus schools voted for their winner.
Four authors were shortlisted for the award, with their books being read by around 400 pupils. They were sa follows: Buried Thunder by Tim Bowler (Oxford University Press), Hitler’s Angel by William Osborne (Chicken House), Mister Creecher by Chris Priestly (Bloomsbury), and Slated by Teri Terry (Orchard Books).
This year the shortlist features novels by three authors new to the Angus Book Award and the return of previous winner Tim Bowler. The authors visited the eight Angus secondary schools on the Wednesday, to meet pupils who have taken part in the voting process.
The winner was announced as Teri Terry at a ceremony at Arbroath High School.
Teri said: “Absolutely thrilled to win the Angus Book Award tonight. I’ve had a fantastic time in Angus”
Slated by Teri Terry tells the story of Kyla who has had all her past memories erased and her entire personality wiped blank, follow her search for truth in this exhilarating and fast paced dystopian novel.
The Angus Book Award is an Angus Council initiative to encourage teenagers to read and enjoy quality teenage fiction.
The award lead the way for awards of this kind across the UK and through the years has given young people a taste of democracy in action by giving them a voice.