• Work of fiction suitable for KS3 pupils
  • Books first published in paperback in the U.K. (and books previously published abroad and published for the first time in paperback in the U.K.) during period 1st May 2014 – 30th April 2015.  Only the first title in a series will be eligible.
  • Final inclusion in shortlist is dependent on title being in print and available for purchase on 5th November 2015
  • A book that:
    • Is so enjoyable that the reader is passionate about it
    • Stands alone
    • Offers an emotional connection
    • Has believable characters
    • Has a satisfying ending.