Catalyst voting: from longlist to shortlist

The Catalyst Longlist for 2012-13 has provoked some interesting discussions with the 3rd year English class reading them. The vast majority found something to excite them, but one or two others just couldn’t find anything in the list that sparked their imaginations.

Last week, we asked them all to vote for their three favourites and the top four were :

Interesting that the two graphic novels on the list fared well in this school.

After collating all the votes from across the North Lanarkshire school and public libraries, the finalists are as follows:

  • Mortal Chaos by Matt Dickinson
  • Goliath by Tom Gauld
  • Department 19 by Will Hill
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

We asked the class to choose their winner from this list and their result was an overwhelming vote for Goliath (17 votes), followed by A Monster Calls (7 votes) and Department 19 (3 votes).

So congratulations to Tom Gauld, author and illustrator of Goliath, winner in the eyes of Our Lady’s High School.

Now to see who wins across all of the North Lanarkshire schools and libraries!

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