Local girl runner up in book review competition

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a Mearns Academy pupil was runner up in a book review competition held as part of Teenage Reading Month.

Hannah Rickman was presented with her prize this week. In March, Aberdeenshire Libraries ran the initiative to try and get more teenagers interested in the joy of reading. All libraries in Aberdeenshire have designated Young Adult sections with fiction and non-fiction books to appeal to teenagers.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Leisure and Learning Committee, Councillor Isobel Davidson told the Council: “It is great to hear that young people are not only reading and enjoying books, but are also taking the time to put their opinions across on what they read.”

Teenage Reading Month was supported by Total Exploration and Production UK. Sandra McIntosh, Communications advisor for Total, said: “It is refreshing to know that teenagers can find enjoyment from reading books. Many congratulations to this years winners.” The winning reviews can be found on the Aberdeenshire Council website.