Welcome To St Hell (Bristol Teen Book Award Nominee)

Regular price £11.04

Lewis Hancox

Category: Bristol Teen Book Awards

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 2nd June 2022

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN 13: 9780702313905

Total Pages: 304

Weight: 432g

Dimensions: 141 x 210 x 19 (mm)

On this page you can purchase paperback copies of Welcome To St Hell by Lewis Hancox, with a Bristol Teen Book Awards special discount of 15%.

Books will be available for collection from the Bristol Teen Book Awards ceremony or from your child's school after the ceremony.

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Please purchase your books by midnight on Sunday 4th February. Any books purchased  may need to be collected from Max Minerva's at 47 Henleaze Road, BS9 4BL.


A ground breaking memoir about being a trans teen.
Warning: This book contains adult themes for readers aged 14+
Candid writing, playful artwork, and a riotous and fearlessly real story of figuring out that you're trans - this book will bring hope and comfort to so many.
Alice Oseman, bestselling author and illustrator of HEARTSTOPPER
Lewis has a few things to say to his younger teen self. He knows she's confused about who to snog.

He knows she's really a he and will ultimately realize this... But she's going to go through a whole lot of mess (some of it funny, some of it not funny at all) to get to that point. Lewis is trying to tell her this, but she's refusing to listen.
In Welcome to St Hell, author-illustrator Lewis Hancox takes readers on the hilarious, heart breaking and healing path he took to make it past trauma, confusion, hurt and dubious fashion choices in order to become the man he was meant to be.
Lewis Hancox is a trans influencer, filmmaker and illustrator A remarkable graphic memoir from an unmistakably bold new voice in comics. Suitable for ages 14+


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.