When Cristin Cotetchi arrived in the UK from his homeland of Moldova he was only able to say his name. But after embracing college life and developing a love of literature in The Reading Agency's nationwide Six Book Challenge he was given a special mention by the Mayor of Northampton for his endeavours. He said: "I have learnt so much on the ESOL course at Northampton College and even managed to complete the Six Book Challenge competition which I feel great about. I read because I know it is what will help me learn more English. It is great to have won an award from the Mayor for my progress."