An Ipswich High School student has come out on top at this year's Book Mastermind Final, for the second year running.

Katie Hill, has won the Regional Book Mastermind final for the second time with her knowledge of the book Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu.

This year's competition was held at Stratford St Andrew, near Saxmundham.

Seven pupils representing seven schools across Suffolk took part in the competition, with students coming from Sir John Leman, Ipswich High School, Pakefield, Debenham, Thomas Mills, Claydon and Farlingaye.

The pupils completed the first round by answering 25 questions in two and a half minutes on their chosen book, with a second round answering a variety of questions on general knowledge topics.

Katie came out on top, with Samuel Harbord from Pakefield High School in Lowestoft finishing runner-up, and Dexter Jackson from Sir John Leman in Beccles in third.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Katie with second and third place, Samuel and Dexter. Credit: Ipswich High SchoolKatie with second and third place, Samuel and Dexter. Credit: Ipswich High School (Image: Ipswich High School)

Winner Katie said: "I'm very happy about my win.

"I have read the book more times than I can count, I even read it twice in one day."

Zoe Lees, librarian at Ipswich High School, said: "We are so proud of Katie and her achievement.

"Katie is a regular in our library as it is a very social space that encourages our pupils to have a true love for reading."

As a result of her win, Katie won £50 worth of book tokens, with the school receiving £200 for being the overall winner.

Samuel, who came second, said: "It was really exciting to take part in Book Mastermind, it was extremely fun.

"I am proud to have come second in such an amazing competition."

All the schools involved said how much they enjoyed taking part and thanked Suffolk Book League for their sponsorship once again of the annual competition.