Our annual event kicked off with great excitement in March with the first event held at Alcester Academy.
The participating Year 8 students all came together to discover which books had been chosen by the School Librarians and then had a chance to discuss, on first appearance, which books they thought had the best chance of winning based on their blurb and cover.
The list of books for 2016 were:
1 Nowhere Jon Robinson
2 One Day in Oradour Helen Watts
3 Dark Lord Jamie Thompson
4 Fly Away Lucy Christopher
5 Terror Kid Benjamin Zephaniah
Their position: based on the cover and blurb were as follows:
1st Nowhere (20) + Staff (5)
2nd Terror Kid (5)
3rd Flyaway (1) – yellow cover version
What followed was reading the novels for the pupils to decide their winners. What will be the final result?