Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Booktrust Teenage Prize 2010 winner (UK)
"A debut tale of two orphans on a perilous and eventful road trip to New York, penned by a deep-sea diver, has been announced as the winner of this year's Booktrust Teenage Prize. Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes has been touted as an 'original' and 'poignant' piece of fiction. It follows the journey of 'Rat', and her brother Bob, who both, following the death of their father, travel to New York to find their long-lost drug dealer uncle. The Rat is no ordinary child and her eccentric character and disturbing premonitions mean that many adventures ensue, as Bob tries to keep them safe and out of a children's home"