Savage Island is Wirral Paperback of the Year

Congratulations to author Bryony Pearce, whose book Savage Island has been chosen by Wirral secondary school students as their 2019 Wirral Paperback of the Year.

Bryony’s book, a horror story and the first ever on geocaching, is sub-titled ‘Hunt or be Hunted’. Indeed, Bryony captured everyone’s attention at an author event earlier this year when she gave students a lesson on how to spot a psychopath!

Since last November fifteen of our Year 8 and Year 9 students have joined other young Wirral readers in reading their way through a shortlist of twelve books, selected by schools’ librarians. Six schools attended the exciting voting event, hosted at Prenton, to decide on the winner. Whilst the counting took place, students had the opportunity to listen to author Paula Rawsthorne who came into school to talk about her latest book, The New Boy.

Runners-up were White Rabbit, Red Wolf by Tom Pollack, and Moonrise by Sarah Crossan.  Some of our keen readers are pictured here with Paula.