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The Hounslow Teen Read

posted 21 Mar 2018, 05:52 by Michele Colt
The Hounslow Teen Read Award ceremony took place on Tuesday 6th March at the Paul Robeson theatre. All secondary schools taking part in the regional book award attended with their reading groups. 
Last year’s winner Richard Kurti was present to announce the winner. He talked about some life experiences and how he became a novelist and the challenges he encountered along the way. He gave some background information for his ideas for his two books ‘Maladapted’ (last year’s winner) and ‘Monkey Wars’.

Results 2018
1st -  After the Fire by Will Hill,           

2nd  - Contagion by Terry Teri

3rd -   We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan.

The students were very enthusiastic about their experience. Year 7, Polya said, "I think the trip to meet Richard Kurti was really helpful and inspiring. He gave some insight into how he became a writer and what was involved." Year 9, Rayyan added, "I really liked the whole idea of Hounslow Teen Read. Reading the 6 books on the shortlist was interesting, since I had an opportunity to read different genres and explore books and authors that I wouldn’t normally have read. Meeting Reichard Kurti was also fun, since it highlighted the unique world of screen writers."