Sorry for such the long wait for announcing this. I only just learnt that my local bank no longer opens on a Saturday. So I had no idea if I'd have enough money to get the books for the winner. But now I do!
So.... Rafflecopter says the winner is...
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Abbey! Congratulations! An email has been sent and you have 3 days to reply.
Thank you everyone who entered, spread the word, and did everything!
And onto today's post...
We have a shortlist for the Carnegie award 2012!!
First, here's my predictions and reasoning....
--Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough. I need an excuse to stop putting this off.
--Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman. Good look at modern life
--Annexed by Sharon Dogar. Concept=amazing. Must stop putting this one off
--Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. Loved this.
--A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Not sure if this is fair,
considering both of them (PN and SD) have won Carnegie before. And
even though it's not my kind of thing, it'll get on because it's what
publishers and literary people like.
--There is no Dog by Meg Rosoff. Loved the concept. Pulled off well. I
--Between Shades of Grey by Rute Sepetys. Generally....amazing.
--The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens. I need to read this. Must stop
putting it off.
--My Name is Mina by David Almond. Nominated on principle. But Skellig was
And here's what actually got on.... More info, here.
David Almond -MY NAME IS MINA
Lissa Evans -SMALL CHANGE FOR STUART
Sonya Hartnett -THE MIDNIGHT ZOO
Ali Lewis -EVERYBODY JAM
Andy Mulligan -TRASH
David Fickling (12+)
Patrick Ness- A MONSTER CALLS
Annabel Pitcher -MY SISTER LIVES ON THE MANTELPIECE
Ruta Septys -BETWEEN SHADES OF GREY
Three out of eight! Yay!
And now we have to read all eight of them so we can participate in some big school get together with one of the judges and so on. What do you guys think of this? Anything there that I should read? I've read A Monster Calls and Between Shades of Gray (review here) and I'm reading Trash. Any more thoughts?
And finally. We can't afford to shadow the Greenaway! No!! Good luck to Viviane Schwarz, and There Are No Cats in this Book! Read it in the shop and loved it! And I still have that picture that Viviane drew for me...