The Scottish Teenage Book Prize celebrates the very best in Scottish teen fiction, and aims to encourage reading for pleasure amongst teenagers. Every year, we select the three best new books from Scottish authors and publishers for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize shortlist. Teenagers all over Scotland read all three books on the shortlist and decide the winner by voting for their favourite.
It started with a kiss ... as love stories often do. Jesse Andrews had the arms of a Greek god and he was on the track team. The night of our kiss fell on a Friday. Then, only a few days later, Fin's world is turned upside down - and not in a good head-over-heels-in-love way - when Jesse cruelly outs him. An event which ultimately leads to his family leaving town. But a fresh start isn't going to change the truth of who Fin is. And it's not going to stop his sexuality causing everyone all sorts of problems. Everyone, that is, apart from his new best friend Poppy, her girlfriend-in-waiting June, and his latest crush Rye ... So, while Fin and Rye are enjoying some seriously intimate moonlit moments together, Fin's parents decide to pack him off to the local ReSouled 'therapy camp'. It's a nightmare - and there's no easy way out. Can Fin's squad hatch a plan outrageous enough to spring him before the 'conversion' acolytes force him onto the straight and narrow?
- Browns Books Synopsis
Lots of young people take part as a group organised through their school or local library, or you can take part as an individual.
Taking part as a school or library group? We have lots of brilliant cross-curricular activity suggestions to help you make the most of the prize. You can also download the Scottish Teenage Book Prize poster for a display in your classroom or library!