And the winner is…

Congratulations to Teri Terry winner of this year’s Northeast Teenage Book Award!

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Thanks to all our authors for braving the snow and severe weather warnings to make it to the party.

Thanks to all the judging schools this year for making it such a great event.

Unfortunately, some of our schools were unable to make it on the night because of the snow. If you have any photos, videos or sound clips of the party please share them in the comments below so everyone can experience the excitement of the event.

 

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Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein

When “Verity” is arrested by the Gestapo, she’s sure she doesn’t stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she’s living a spy’s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution.  They’ll get the truth out of her.  But it won’t be what they expect.

As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from a merciless and ruthless enemy?

Other books by the author:

The Winter Prince
A Coalition of Lions
The Sunbird
The Lion Hunter
The Empty Kingdom

Book Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVbZOwbVazU

Interview with Elizabeth Wein

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/monica-edinger/interview-with-elizabeth-_b_1535203.html

Author Website Link:

http://www.elizabethwein.com/

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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
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Slated – Teri Terry

Kyla’s memory has been erased,
her personality wiped blank,
her memories lost for ever.

She’s been Slated.

The government claims she was a terrorist,
and that they are giving her a second chance –
as long as she plays by their rules.
But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla’s mind.
Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems.
Who can she trust in her search for the truth?

Review an Interview with Teri Terry:

http://www.pentopaperblog.com/2012/07/slated-by-teri-terry-review-interview.html

Author Website Link:

http://teriterry.jimdo.com/

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Divergent by Veronica Roth
Legend by Marie Lu
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Mister Creecher – Chris Priestley

Billy is a street urchin, pickpocket and petty thief. Mister Creecher is a monstrous giant of a man who terrifies all he meets. Their relationship begins as pure convenience. But a bond swiftly develops between these two misfits as their bloody journey takes them ever northwards on the trail of their target… Victor Frankenstein.

Other books by the author:

Tales of Terror series
The Dead of Winter

Book Trailer Link:

http://www.chrispriestleybooks.com/videos-and-extras

(Only for his Tales of Terror books)

Interview with Chris Priestley:

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/teenagers/interviews/141

Author Website Link:

http://chrispriestley.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.chrispriestleybooks.com/

 

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Oliver Twisted by J D Sharpe
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15 Days Without a Head – Dave Cousins

Fifteen-year-old Laurence Roach just wants a normal life, but it’s not easy when your mum is a depressed alcoholic, and your six-year-old brother thinks he’s a dog. When Mum fails to come home one night, Laurence tells nobody, terrified he and his brother will be taken into care if anyone finds out. Instead, he attempts to keep up the pretence that Mum is still around: dressing up in her clothes to trick the neighbours and spinning an increasingly complicated tangle of lies. After two weeks on their own, running out of food and money, and with suspicious adults closing in, Laurence finally discovers what happened to his mother. And that’s when the trouble really starts . . .

Other books by the author:

Waiting for Gonzo (coming soon)

Book Trailer Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8uUdp15na4

Interview with Dave Cousins:

http://www.williamhussey.co.uk/2012/02/the-essential-six-dave-cousins/

Author Website Link:

http://davecousins.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.davecousins.net/

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Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman
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Secret of the Henna Girl – Sufiya Ahmed

Life as Zeba knows it could be over for good . . .

Zeba Khan is like any other sixteen-year-old girl: enjoying herself, waiting for exam results… and dreaming of the day she’ll meet her one true love.

Except her parents have other plans.

In Pakistan for the summer, Zeba’s world is shattered. Her future is threatened by an unthinkable – and forced – duty to protect her father’s honour.

But does she hold the secrets that will help her escape?

Other books by the author:

The Zahra series

Interview with Sufiya Ahmed:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/childrens-books-site/2012/mar/14/secrets-henna-girl

Author Website Link:

http://sufiyaahmed.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.bibipublishing.co.uk/default.html

 

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Black Heart Blue – Louisa Reid

Hephzibah
You’ve no idea what it’s like having a freak for a sister.
Rebecca
Born first, prettier, Hephzi’s always been the more popular one.
The Father
When he was busy with his bottle we were usually safe. Usually.
The Mother
Her specialist subject was misery and lessons of painful silence…
Hephzibah and Rebecca are twins.
One beautiful, one disfigured.
Trapped with their loveless parents, they dream of a normal life. But when one twin tragically dies, the other must find a way to escape. Because if she doesn’t, she’ll end up like her sister.

 

Book Trailer Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJZYsRS6kn0

Interview with Louisa Reid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X3Pwq6kC1o

Author Website Link:

http://www.louisareid.com/

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