Last year, CBC Books introduced the CBC Bookie Awards, the “people’s choice” of Canadian literary awards. Readers across the country cast their votes for their favourite science fiction, mystery books, graphic novels, literary fiction, short story collections, young adult and more. It’s one year later, and the Bookies are back and bigger than ever! The finalists were chosen by CBC’s book-loving producers at CBC Books, Canada Reads, Writers & Company, The Next Chapter and more, with consideration given to listeners’ online recommendations. The young adult nominees are listed below.
Cast your vote for your favourite young adult book. You can vote once per category per day. The polls close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 31. The winners will be revealed on Thursday, April 5. To cast your vote, click here.
Blink and Caution | Written by Tim Wynne-Jones | Candlewick Press
The Gathering | Written by Kelley Armstrong | Doubleday Canada
No Ordinary Day | Written by Deborah Ellis | Groundwood Books
This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein | Written by Kenneth Oppel | HarperCollins Publishers
Tilt | Written by Alan Cumyn | Groundwood Books