Encouraging young people to discover the magic of reading
About WeRead
The WeRead Book Award was set up in 2008, initially with the generous sponsorship of the Brookwood Partnership and University College School in London, to encourage young people to discover the magic of reading. WeRead invites young readers to write reviews of a selection of books and to nominate their favourite author. Then, we invite the authors to meet the readers at a 'Meet-the-Author' day, at which the winning authors and reviewers are awarded prizes. Now in our ninth year, WeRead's 'Meet-the-Author' day is recognised as an exciting event in the calendar of several schools, and already has a devoted following. This year's Award Ceremony and 'Meet-the-Author' day will take place in June 2017 (the venue has yet to be decided).
Read more about WeRead or see our 2016 book selection below
Apple and Rain
Sarah Crossan
When Apple's mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels whole again. She will have an answer to her burning question - why did you go? And she will have someone...
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Infinite Sky
C. J. Flood
A truly beautiful book about the summer that changed one girl's life - one in which her mum leaves home, travellers set up camp in the family's field, her older brother goes off...
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Out of the Easy
Ruta Sepetys
Josie Moraine wants out of The Big Easy - she needs more than New Orleans can offer. Known locally as a brothel prostitute's daughter, she dreams of life at an elite college,...
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Candy Gourlay
Rosa suffers from a rare condition that renders her mute. She lives on the strange island of Mirasol where the rain never seems to stop.

In the gloom of the island,...
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The Poison Boy
Fletcher Moss
Poison boy Dalton Fly, a lowly food taster to the rich, has a lucky escape after drinking laced wine. But his mate is less fortunate, and Dalton wants answers. Who murdered his...
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Valentine Joe
Rebecca Stevens
Rose's granddad takes her on a trip to Ypres, Belgium to visit the graves of those who died in the Great War. It's the day before Valentine's, but Rose can sense the shattered...
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