Reviews and Prizes

It's been a blast.

The Booktrust Review ("Readers will be gripped from the opening pages of this richly-imagined story")

The Books for Keeps Review ("I wouldn't be surprised if The Poison Boy makes it onto other prize shortlists too.")

The Bookwitch Review ("this is close to being a perfect book")

The Bookbag Review ("a rich and exciting story from a prize-winning author")

The Love Reading 4 Kids Review (April 2013 Debut of the Month)

The Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books Review ("One of the best original books that Chicken House has published in some time")

The Times Review ("Bravo!")

The Words with Jam Review ("This is a stunning debut")

The Read Plus Review ("a really exciting and original adventure story")

...aaaand The Sweet Review, which is in many ways my fave since its author is ten years old. ("I give this five stars!")

PLUS! The Booktrust have kindly added The Poisonboy to their Best Book Guide 2013 - you can see the rest of the list here.


It did pretty well prizes-wise too:

Shortlisted for Staffordshire Young Teen Fiction Award
Shortlisted for the North East Book Award
Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Award
Shortlisted for the Calderdale Children's Book of the Year
Shortlisted for The Kent Themed Book Award
Won the Dudley Teen Book Award.

And finally; shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award; follow the link to see me enthusiastic and slightly drunk.


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