Flip up for award
Glad tidings from America this week with the news that Flip is one of twenty novels in contention for the 2012-13 Isinglass Teen Read Award.
The annual award was set up in 2001 by Barrington Public Library and Barrington Middle School, New Hampshire, in order to promote teen reading, the participation of teenagers in the creation of their own reading list and, in the organisers’ words, “to honor those authors whose works speak to youth”. Previous winners include Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games) and James Dashner (The Maze Runner).
Voting will take place in April and is open to students in Years 7-8 in schools throughout New Hampshire.