Clare Sandling’s children’s novel ‘The Game’ has been shortlisted for the first Macmillian WriteNow Prize.
The WriteNow Prize is working with independent booksellers to find the best new writing for children.
Clare’s novel was chosen from hundreds of entrants to join three other shortlisted novels. The winner is expected to be announced by Macmillan over the summer.
About ‘The Game’
Webster school is a failing school, and, with its eight blocks of black brick, it looks like a giant spider. Will’s first days there are so hilariously awful that his Professor dad steps in and invents The Game. Instead of Year 7, Will and his friends must pass a different level for each school subject. Riddled with puzzles, The Game is already a challenging task, but then Will’s dad’s arch rival The Architect invades The Game, corrupting the programming and making each level more dangerous and deadly. Can Will and his friends defeat him and save the day?