This week’s top 10 is the shortlist for the Lancashire Book of The Year.
The award is presented to the best teenage book chosen by the young people of Lancashire with past winners including Philip Pullman, Brian Jacques, Robert Muchamore and Anthony Horowitz.
1 Anthem For Jackson Dawes – Celia Bryce
A touching story about the relationship between two teenagers who are both being treated for cancer.
2 Undone – Cat Clarke
Jem is in love with her gay best friend and when he is outed online he takes his own life..
3 Cruel Summer – James Dawson
This thriller about a group who go to stay in a villa in the Mediterranean to get over the suicide of one of their friends will have you on the edge of your seat.
4 Last Chance Angel – Alex Gutteridge
When Jess is knocked off her bike and turns up at the gates of heaven before her death date she is given the chance to say goodbye in an invisible form.
5 Linked – Imogen Howson
Twins go on the run desperately trying to stay a step ahead of the government agents who are after them.
6 By Any Other Name – Laura Jarratt
For 15-year-old Holly, who is in witness protection, one wrong move could put her family in danger.
7 Hostage Three – Nick Lane
A powerful thriller about a family taken hostage by a group of Somali Pirates.
8 Missing Me – Sophie McKenzie
Six years have passed since the end of Sister, Missing and Madison is now a teenager. A story involving missing girls and secret hideaways.
9 Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher
Zoe reveals her dark and terrible secret to a man on Death Row.
10 The Drowning – Rachel Ward
Carl wakes up to see his brother being zipped into a body bag and a shivering wet girl receiving help. He has no recollection of what happened but knows that he has to find out.
*All of these books are available to order free from any Lancashire Library. Don’t forget that Morecambe Library is currently undergoing work so can be found in the Arndale Centre offering a reduced service including the weekly Scrabble Club which meets every Thursday at 2pm.