2012 Inky Award Winners

The Inkys, presented by Inside a Dog (a website for teens focused on books for teens, supported by the State Library of Victoria) recognise the best in writing for teens, voted by teens. The winners for 2012 are…

The Gold Inky award winner (for an Australian book)

ShiftShift by Em Bailey

“There were two things everyone knew about Miranda Vaile before she’d even arrived at our school. The first was that she had no parents – they were dead. And the second? They were dead because Miranda had killed them.” Olive Corbett is definitely not crazy. Not any more. These days she takes her meds like a good girl, hangs out with her best friend Ami, and stays the hell away from the toxic girls she used to be friends with. She doesn’t need a boyfriend. Especially not a lifesaver-type with nice eyes and a broad back. And she doesn’t need the drama of that creepy new girl Miranda trying to make it with her ex-friends. But then, against all odds, Miranda does make it with them. Or she best-friends one of them and makes the others go away. As Miranda emerges from the shadows, Olive begins to realise something sinister going is on. Something almost…parasitic.


The Silver Inky Award winner (for an International book)

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

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There is also an award for the best creative response to a book by a young person called the ‘Creative Reading Prize’. For more about the awards head to the website.


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