In conjunction with publishers Penguin we recently ran a competition for five teen reading groups to receive 10 copies of Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith and gave them the challenge of wrecking their books in as many imaginative ways as possible!
The winning entry
We received some really excellent entries which included videos, photos and blog pieces but the winners were Hackney Reading Activists who went beyond all expectations. They had so much interest from their members that the librarians had to go out and get five more copies of the book!
The publisher will be sending the group Keri Smith's boxset: Do Not Open This Box and postcard book.
As well as taking photos of the finished efforts, Hackney Reading Activists produced video blogs and videos of their members showing their journals and explaining how they wrecked them. Here is a video of one of the members with her journal.
To find more videos of Hackney Reading Activists wrecked journals visit their Youtube channel.
Look out for more reading group giveaways for teen reading groups on our Reading Groups For Everyone site.
Interested in building your CV through volunteering or like the idea of meeting new friends whilst helping out at your local library? Find out more about Reading Activists and what you can do for yourself and for your local community.