Stranger than fiction – high school student is character in book


WHEN Austen Lowe reviewed a book by author Chris Higgins he never expected to become a character in her latest novel.

Fifteen-year-old Austen was discussing the Lancashire Book of the Year at County Hall, Preston, and although Chris’s books tend to be aimed at girls, Austen thoroughly enjoyed it and extolled its virtues.

The Year 11 student said: “We got more than 100 books to read and we had to pick our best eight.”

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