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Inky Award longlist is out! Be a judge!!

websiteThe Inky Award longlist of books have been chosen by teenagers for teenagers! There is something for everybody so check it out. Use the gold link (left) to go to the list on InsideaDog. We also have a list in the library at the circulation desk. We have many of these books already in the library so have a look. Reserve them if you need to, and don’t forget to check out eCOGSS because the book you are after may be an ebook.

If you love reading and would like to be one of the judges for InsideaDog to work out which books should be shortlisted for the Inky Award, apply to be a judge.

CBCA Book of the Year 2010 Winners

Older Readers Book of the Year 2010                                                                            Younger Readers Book of the Year 2010

Available in the library’s fiction section MET                                                              Available in the library’s fiction section ODO


Published by Allen & UnwinPublished by Penguin Group Australia                            What do you think of these books?

                                  Are they worthy of winning?

What I saw and how I lied

ScholasticBy Judy Blundell

Evie Spooner is 15.  Her mother, stepfather and Evie go to Palm Springs for a holiday even though it’s the end of the holiday season and it is like a ghost town with hardly anyone there. But when a handsome 23-year-old man, Peter, shows up and claims to have been friends with Joe in the war, her life starts to take a turn. Peter, unlike anyone else, treats her like an adult and Evie starts to fall in love with him.  But her parents don’t want Evie hanging around with Peter.  Peter and her parents go out boating for the day when a hurricane hits. The results of this storm are devastating and Evie starts to realise everything she thought was the truth was really a lie and whatever she chooses she’ll be betraying someone.

8.5/10 JJ

Before I die by Jenny Downham

DefinitionsBefore I die by Jenny Downham.

Great book!  Kept on wishing there was a cure for Tessa’s cancer!  The novel outlines Tessa’s relationships and trials as she lives through her last years with leukaemia.  Her Dad and brother, her best girlfriend, and the new boyfriend all help her achieve the “things” she wants to do before she dies.  She is 16, and has a list.  Some of these things are sad, some are funny, and all the while her wonderful character makes you laugh, cry and agonise with her.  Tissues came in handy while reading this.

LD.  9/10. 

Insideadog review          UK newspaper review         USA newspaper review