The awards were launched in September 2016, with the shortlist of the following books:
Between September 2016 and April 2017, hundreds of pupils from 44 participating schools read the books from the shortlist. In April 2017, they ranked the books that they had read. Their favourite choice was given five points, 2nd favourite four points and so on. The winner of the Awesome Book Awards 2017 was Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford.
I was surprised and delighted to be shortlisted and even happier to have won. The shortlist was impressive. Writing can be a lonely job and awards like these are really important for us to hear from our readers what they thought and for us to meet fellow authors