A.D. Wolf’s romantic comedy novel, Hooked, has been named a finalist for the 2017 Literary Classic Awards. On July 1, Hooked will be named a winner of the Silver, Gold, or Top Honors Medal. This will be the sixth award Allen will receive for Hooked. Selected from entries from around the globe, the Literary Classic Award finalists are being recognized for their contributions to the craft of writing, illustrating, and publishing exceptional literature for young adults.
Hooked is a romantic comedy about a man who believes he found his perfect soulmate except his autism prevents him from realizing she’s actually a prostitute. The other honors Hooked has won include a Book of the Year Award from Foreword Reviews, Gold Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, and the Silver Medal from the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards. Kirkus Reviews called Hooked, “Entertaining, Well-Paced, and Highly Visual. It’s a charming, humorous, and hopeful tale. A quirky, touching love story that offers insights into autism, religion, and personal tragedy.”
Judging is based upon the criteria set forth by our awards committee which seeks to honor books promoting character, vision, creativity and learning, through content which educates and inspires audiences. The judging committee consists of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing. The Literary Classics Awards will be held in conjunction with the Great American Book Festival in Rapid City, South Dakota, over Labor Day Weekend in 2017.