Booktrust Teenage Prize 2006

Latest update 'The Booktrust Teenage Prize is no longer running'

Established in 2003, the Booktrust Teenage Prize recognised the best in contemporary writing for teenagers. Unique in its involvement of teenagers in the judging process, giving four winners of a short story competition the opportunity to debate and vote on the shortlisted books with the adult judging panel, the Prize garnered a reputation for earmarking very special writers often early in their career, including Mark Haddon, Patrick Ness, Marcus Sedgwick and Anthony Macgowan. The Booktrust Teenage Prize was last awarded in 2010 and is no longer running.

  • Winner

    Henry Tumour

    Anthony McGowan
    Random House

    Henry Tumour is certainly a memorable book: it's funny, shocking, and thought-provoking, too. Just be warned that the language is extreme throughout!

Shortlist

  • Henry Tumour

    Anthony McGowan
    Random House
  • The Foreshadowing

    Marcus Sedgwick
    Hachette
  • Beast

    Ally Kennen
    Scholastic
  • A Swift Pure Cry

    Siobhan Dowd
    Random House
  • Winner

    Century

    Sarah Singleton
    Simon & Schuster Children's Books

    Mercy and her sister Charity have never questioned their daily routine, each day unfolding exactly as the next

Shortlist

  • Sugar Rush

    Julie Burchill
    PanMacmillan
  • Come Clean

    Terri Paddock
    HarperCollins
  • The Whisper

    Bali Rai
    Random House
  • How I Live Now

    Meg Rosoff
    Penguin
  • Century

    Sarah Singleton
    Simon & Schuster Children's Books
  • Winner

    Looking for JJ

    Anne Cassidy
    Scholastic

    When a 10-year-old girl kills her best friend, she is convicted of manslaughter and locked away. Seven years later she is released on licence with a new identity.

Shortlist

  • Deep Secret

    Berlie Doherty
    Penguin
  • Unique

    Alison Allen-Gray
    Oxford University Press
  • Boy Kills Man

    Matt Whyman
    Hot Key Books
  • Rani and Sukh

    Bali Rai
    Random House
  • Fat Boy Swim

    Catherine Forde
    Egmont
  • Looking for JJ

    Anne Cassidy
    Scholastic

Shortlist

  • Doing It

    Melvin Burgess
    Andersen Press
  • The Dungeon

    Lynne Reid Banks
    Harper Collins Children's Books
  • Lucas

    Kevin Brooks
    Chicken House
  • Caught in the Crossfire

    Alan Gibbons
    Orion Children's Books
  • The Edge

    Alan Gibbons
    Hachette
  • Malarkey

    Keith Gray
    Red Fox

About the Booktrust Teenage Prize 2006

Established in 2003, the Booktrust Teenage Prize is a national book prize that recognises and celebrates the best in contemporary writing for teenagers.

 

For more information about the prize contact Claire Shanahan.