Love reading? Want to receive free Penguin books every month to read and review, before they even hit the shelves?
Spinebreakers is a nationwide online book community where teens can share their passion for reading and get creative.
Sign up to join the crew at www.spinebreakers.co.uk/crew and you’ll receive free books every month to read and review, get the chance to meet big-name authors, have your work published on the site, and win big prizes. You can influence literary history with your reviews, and share your own creative work, from poetry to podcasts, video diaries to illustrations.
You’ll also be invited to attend monthly editorial meetings at Penguin HQ, and be given access to exclusive literary events.
Here’s what Lily, one of the Spinebreakers crew, has to say about the community:
“Way back in 2007, my English teacher suggested sending a piece of creative writing for the chance to be involved in something English-related. Little did I know that by sending off the short story I had written for coursework, would then open up the opportunities for a seemingly endless supply of books, to meet likeminded young people passionate about literature, and attend some really interesting and worthwhile events on behalf of Spinebreakers.
Six years on, and I’ve made some great friends, and experienced some things I never would have outside of Spinebreakers. The highlight for me has to have been asked to be on the first youth panel for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2009. It was such a surreal experience to be sitting around talking about literature with the founder of the prize, and author, Kate Mosse.
Another amazing opportunity was, last summer, being giving a copy of a book still going through the editing process and giving feedback directly to the author and editor on things that worked, or didn’t, as the book is aimed at young people.
I now read English at University, and I definitely believe my experience through Spinebreakers helped me get there. I’m getting a bit too old for Spinebreakers, so before I grow senile, I implore you to join, as I can guarantee you’ll have as much, if not more, fun as I have had.”
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