Winner of Leventhorpe Book of the Year 2019-2020

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Due to lockdown last term, we were unable to run the discussion afternoon and final vote for Leventhorpe's book of the year 2019-2020.  After collecting in everyone's vote this term, we are delighted to announce that the winner is...

Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood

Lifeboat 12 Susan Hood

We have loads of copies of all 6 books in the library if students or staff are looking for a great read!

It was a fabulous shortlist this year (see below) and, despite having to cancel the final discussion afternoon in May, more than 80 students, across 8 schools have participated in this reading challenge.  Please do congratulate those in Year 7 and Year 8 who dedicated hours of reading in their scrutiny of the shortlist.

2019-2020 shortlist:

  •  Lifeboat by Susan Hood
  • Boy 87 by Ele Fountain 
  • The Dog Runner by Bren Macdibble 
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes 
  • Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed 
  • Can You See Me? By Libby Scott & Rebecca Westcott