The Award

  • Work of fiction suitable for KS3 pupils
  • Books first published in paperback in the U.K. (and books previously published abroad and published for the first time in paperback in the U.K.) during period 1st May 2017 – 30th April 2018.  Only the first title in a series will be eligible.
  • Final inclusion in shortlist is dependent on title being in print and available for purchase on 26th November 2018
  • Is so enjoyable that the reader is passionate about it
  • Stands alone
  • Offers an emotional connection
  • Has believable characters
  • Has a satisfying ending.