Shrewsbury School

Third Form Book Giveaway

The titles below have been selected from the shortlist for this year's Shrewsbury School Book Award. We think they are some of the most exciting, well-written and, most importantly, hugely enjoyable novels published recently for young adults. 

To welcome you to Shrewsbury School, we would like to offer you one of these titles free of charge. This has been generously funded by the Shrewsbury School Parents' Association.

Please choose the title that appeals to you most from the selection below and submit your choice by 28th June using the form at the bottom of this page.

We will endeavour to get your chosen title to you during the following week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

We look forward to meeting you in September and hearing what you think of the books.

Best wishes,

Mrs Jo Elliot, Head Librarian



La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust volume one
by Philip Pullman

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua.

La Belle Sauvage is a story of survival, where two children with everything at stake find themselves pursued by a terrifying evil. In their care is a tiny child, and in that child lies the fate of the future.

'A visionary storyteller ranked alongside Tolkien and CS Lewis.'
The Observer



by Andrew Norriss

Meet Floyd. He's a tennis star - possibly even good enough to win Wimbledon one day.

Meet Mike. He's . . . different. Apart from anything else, Floyd seems to be the only one who can see him.

But Mike must have appeared for a reason and finding out why is perhaps the most important thing Floyd will ever do.

Read Mike and feel better - about almost everything.

“irresistibly intriguing and resonant …. startlingly original”
The Sunday Times




Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds

After Will's brother is shot in a gang crime, he knows the next steps. Don't cry. Don't snitch. Get revenge.

So, he gets in the lift with Shawn's gun, determined to follow The Rules. Only when the lift door opens, Buck walks in, Will's friend who died years ago. And Dani, who was shot years before that.

As more people from his past arrive, Will must ask himself if he really knows what he's doing.

This haunting verse novel will blow you away.

“powerful, beautiful ... a masterpiece from beginning to end.”
Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give




by Fiona Shaw

England is no longer a free country. The border's closed. No one can get into Scotland. No one can cross the Channel. The Government can track anyone, anywhere, from a chip implanted at birth.

Jake has escaped from his Academy orphanage, and he's got to get to Scotland with his dog, Jet. When the Outwalkers gang grabs him, they go off-grid while the Government hunts for them. The closer they get to Scotland, the more dangerous it is.

'A heart-stopping adventure … that shakes the soul'
New Statesman

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