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Thank you to everyone who entered this year's Young People's Creative Writing Contest! We had over 550 entries this year -- wow! Below is a full list of winners, and attached at the bottom of this blog post are scanned copies of the winning entries. Winners will be honored in an award ceremony on Friday, May 6, at 7 pm, at the Hardesty Regional Library's Connor's Cove Theatre. All are welcome to attend the ceremony and hear author Gordon Korman speak about writing, books, and his life as an author. Congratulations to all the winners!
Never Never by Brianna Shrum is a new take on the classic story of Peter Pan-- this time from Captain Hook's point of view. In this YA novel, readers discover James Hook's origins and how he came to be in Neverland, and just why exactly he detests Peter so much. From the very beginning of Hook and Peter, the story travels their intertwined lives and goes to reveal what happens during the most infamous time in Peter's life (the time when Wendy Darling, and her brothers Michael and John, accompany Pan to Neverland for the first time) as Captain Hook experienced it, rather than Peter or Wendy.
So far an intriguing take on the infamous story of the Boy Who Never Grew Up, or rather, the story of the man who dared to oppose him.
May teen book review winner, Sara says.."this book was so very enthralling and emotionally riveting. I loved it from start to finish and everything in between."