Be prepared to think this news is wonderful. Here is proof positive that there are teens out there reading good books. Books that are challenging and well written.
As reported in this morning's Bookseller Briefing, the Orange Prize Youth Panel (set up to celebrate the Orange Prize's 15 anniversary) has selected Anne Micheal's Fugitive Pieces as their winning choice from out of a list of six previous Orange winners--all adult novels. The contest was sponsered by Penguin and run off of their website, Spinebreakers. Excellent!