We are absolutely delighted to announce that our bestselling YA author, Holly Bourne, has won the 30th annual Lancashire Book of the Year Award , 2016, with her fantastic novel AM I NORMAL YET?
The award is voted for by Year 9 students in twelve high schools around the county. Each school is given a collection of books, submitted by publishers as being the best books they had produced for the 12-14 age group. The young people then read and shortlist the books before the overall winner is announced, highlighting how Bourne’s work continues to resonate with young people around the country.
AM I NORMAL YET follows the lives of Evie, Amber and Lottie: three teenage girls facing down tough issues with the combined powers of friendship, feminism and cheesy snacks. Both hilarious and heart-rending, this is Evie’s no-holds-barred story of struggling to live a “normal” teen life in the grip of OCD.
‘A brutal and brilliant takedown of how we talk about mental illness, feminism, and friendship. If you’ve ever felt out of the ordinary, this is for you (ie everyone). It manages to be enjoyable without being flippant, incisive without being preachy. My first thought having finished it was ‘I wish I’d read this when I was a teenager’, but in all truth I think it’s just as valuable to have read it now.’ – The Guardian
A very well deserved congratulations to Holly, we cannot wait to see what you have lined up next!
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