Activist (Bristol Teen Book Award Nominee)

Regular price £7.64

Louisa Reid

Category: Bristol Teen Book Awards

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 13th October 2022

Publisher: Guppy Publishing Ltd

ISBN 13: 9781913101749

Total Pages: 336

Weight: 302

Dimensions: 130 x 198 x 28 (mm)

On this page you can purchase paperback copies of Activist by Louisa Reid, with a Bristol Teen Book Awards special discount of 15%.

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When a heartbreaking testimony appears on an anonymous website, it's easier for Cassie's prestigious school to dismiss the accusations than to face the truth: that this is a place where the students aren't safe. As more survivors speak out, Cassie and her friends realise that they must take the situation into their own hands if they want anything to change, no matter the consequences. Cassie goes to a prestigious academic school where girls have only just been admitted after decades of it being single-sex.

When a female student from the school anonymously posts about the sexual abuse she has suffered and the school does not act properly, Cassie knows that she needs to take matters into her own hands. She and her friends prepare for battle - with a strike, an assembly, as well as outside school spending their weekends protesting to save the woodland from development. But will her activism only make things worse, or will she succeed in righting the wrongs that so many choose to ignore? And could there be a more personal reason for her behaviour? A powerful, timely verse novel about the need to act and stand up for what's right.


The Bristol Teen Book Award is an annual award that celebrates and highlights excellent literature for teens. It's run by The School Library Association West of England Branch. 

When the Award was started it had a clear focus on diversity, and since then has consistently recognised a diverse range of voices and styles, and has featured books that present individual perspectives and experiences, including those that are often unheard or forgotten.

The books on the BTBA shortlist are nominated in an open submission process by Bristol students, librarians, and teachers. The nominations are then shortlisted by the BTBA working group, based on the adherence to the Award Criteria, and with specific consideration for individual merit, general appeal, experiences presented, readability, format, innovation, and cohesion as a six-book list. Current Award Criteria stipulates that books must have been published between January 2022 and June 2023, be written by an author based in the UK or Ireland, and be suitable for a teen audience.