Yorkshire Coast Book Awards to be held at Scarborough College

The Yorkshire Coast Book Awards day is 5 March 2013

The event will be hosted at Scarborough College in Lisvane Hall 9.30am – 2.30pm.  Pupils will be coming along from local secondary schools including Graham, St Augustine’s, Raincliffe, Scalby, Filey and Whitby.  Pupils must have committed to reading all six books that were short listed.

The author of last year’s winning book, Alex Scarrow, who wrote the ‘Time Riders’ series, will be coming in to talk to the pupils.  They will then enjoy quizzes and games on the books and vote for their favourite one. Pupils will also enjoy a buffet lunch in our dining hall.

The six books on this year’s reading list are:

  1. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  2. Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw
  3. A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler
  4. The Haunting of Tabitha Grey by Vanessa Curtis
  5. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  6. A Fall Down by Sally Nicholls
Here is a sample of short book reviews by pupils of Scarborough College:

book-2-a-year-without-autumn Book: A Year without Autumn.  Review by Laura Ingham (Year 7)

This Book was my favourite of the six.  I enjoyed this book, however, I think the title is quite misleading but also clever.  Autumn is a girl not a season and she goes far away for a year.  I laughed when she was in the lift and it was just going up and down but not opening at any floor.  My favourite character was Autumn and I would definitely recommend this book.





book-3-a-monster-calls Book: A Monster Calls.  Review by Lily Anderson (Year 9)

The story is about a boy called Connor who is trying to deal with his mum dying of cancer.  He can barely believe it, yet whilst he is trying to handle it a magical tree comes to tell him stories but he rebels at the same time.  It was a sad, moving and inspiring book.  Connor was a great character; he was inspiring and very brave.  I wouldn’t change anything in the story; I really enjoyed it and would recommend it.




book-1-the-haunting-of-tabitha-grey Book: The Haunting of Tabitha Grey.   Review by William Bland (Year 7)

This story is about a girl called Tabitha who moves to an old manor house.  While she is there she smells lavender and keeps hearing bells and seeing ghosts.  She tries to talk to her dad about it but he says she is mad.  I was sad when I found out that the character Ben was a ghosts and I was angry when Dawn and her dad didn’t tell her about their affair.  My favourite character was Sid; he was always there for Tabitha and kept her safe when her dad didn’t.  I enjoyed this book and it left me with a chill down my spine: I couldn’t sleep!




If you require any more information at this stage please contact Jenny Robinson, Scarborough College Librarian via reception on 01723 360620.