And the winner is....
We're thrilled to announce that the winner of this year's NE Book Award is Penny Joelson with her thrilling page-turner, Things the Eye Can't See.
Our young judges loved the mix of crime, mystery, murder and adventure (and the plot twists!) but also the way the book helped them to see the world the way Libby does.
They were also inspired to look for the good in everything and 'not to let anything hold you back from being your best self. '
Congratulations to Penny for this, her second NEBA win, and to her publisher Farshore.
Congratulations to our other shortlisted authors too. Only the very best books make it on to our shortlist - you're ALL winners in our book!