Despite the heat OLA shadowers kept their cool at the Abingdon Carnegie Forum on Monday and came back with a haul of prizes.
Dominic Warburton won Best Review for Stars of Oktober Bend, and a nominal 'Entertainer Award' for his clever, enjoyable, imaginative and innovative writing.
Carenza Danko won Highly Commended for her book review of Sputnik's Guide to Earth.
Sophie Whyman won Highly Commended for her book review of Wolf Hollow, plus a nominal 'Monstrous Injustice Award' for not winning any further review prizes!
Best in Group (for participation in preparing the visual reviews)
Lottie Iles in 'Salt to the Sea' group.
Best Visual Review (convincing the guest judges they must read or re-read the book)
'Railhead' group including Carenza Danko and Dominic Warburton.
Forum winner and Carnegie Medal winner
At the Abingdon Carnegie Forum the shadowers voted for Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys as the winning book, with Railhead by Philip Reeve coming second. This year the official judges and shadowers were in agreement! Ruta Sepety's refugee story Salt to the Sea, a fictionalised account of the worst maritime disaster in history, won the 80th anniversary Carnegie Medal.