Indigo Teen Read Awards—The Winners!
Last night, the inaugural Indigo Teen Read Awards were handed out at a bash held at Toronto’s Six Degrees nightclub. I was terribly jealous of the group of teens I met on the subway who were headed to the Big Event. This was a ticketed teens-only fête. Earlier this month, teens from all over the province lined up to get tickets at Indigo Yorkdale (Check out this cute video Indigo put together).
By all accounts, the evening was wildly successful. Hosted by Dan Levy and Jessi Cruickshank (of MTV fame), the festivities included a red carpet pre-show, entertainment from musical acts like Canadian pop singer Alex Lacasse, “crazy awesome” swag bags, fabulous food, and—of course—appearances by YA authors such as Ally Carter, Kelley Armstrong, Kami Garcia, Lesley Livingston and many more.
I experienced it vicariously from home by following @TeenReadAwards and the #TRA and #teenreadawards hashtags on Twitter, though I really wish I’d been there to witness it in person. A nightclub full of teens chanting their favourite authors’ names = AMAZING! (How can the library get in on that action? Also, note to self: find a teen to accompany to next year’s event.)
I would love to see this celebration take place in a different Canadian city next year, or perhaps smaller satellite parties could be held in other cities across the country. I understand why it has to be held in Toronto, but I would love for teens living in other parts of the country to have the opportunity to participate in such an awesome event.
- Best Read: Catching Fire
- Best Villian: Prophecy of the Sisters
- Best Hero: Percy Jackson and The Olympians, Book Five: The Last Olympian
- Best New Writer: Fallen (Lauren Kate)
- Best Lip Lock: Breaking Dawn
- Best Hottie: Mortal Instruments: City of Glass
- Best Series: Vampire Academy: Spirit Bound
- Best Book to Flick: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Best All Time Fave: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Best Canadian Read: Darkest Powers: The Reckoning