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Chobham Academy Book Group
40 Cheering lane, London

Flowers For Algernon
Just read up to page 120 and am feeling sooooooo angry at his mum. I mean what what kind of person could do that to her own son so i am considering that she may be a vampire (heartless) i feel so sorry for him and want to take him home with me he is sooooooooo sweet and innocent although his character is becoming slightly selfish in my opinion, maybe this operation wasn't such a good idea! What is your opinion? x
Posted on: 22 Nov 2011



Books!
I am reading some great books at the moment so any of you sat at home with nothing to o take a trip to the local library an get stuck in. I would personally reccomend a series about seven sons finding their soulmates. The first book is called Finding Sky and the second is Stealing Phoenix and so on so forth but i guarentee you will love them (evie don't bother you will say they are to soppy for you) Georgia x
Posted on: 22 Nov 2011



New Books
We ordered in some new books they are Northern Lights, Chains and Children of Winter they are all brilliant looking books and you can get your hands on them for just 2 (not yet). The next book we are going to read is Northern Lights and in my opinion it is a brilliant book but we need more members! also for next week everyone who is still coming needs to read to page 120 for next tuesday on "Flowers For Algernon" as ever Georgiax
Posted on: 15 Nov 2011



new me!
today,its like a life change for me! i made up with my freinds and feel as if my life,it just got better
Posted on: 15 Nov 2011



tempted
i am tempted to read chapter 10 in animal farm, maybe i should take a peek...
Posted on: 06 Oct 2011



Video
our video is finnaly online, go on our video to see.
Posted on: 26 Sep 2011



video coming soon
Our book club video will be on here soon, when it is watch it.
Posted on: 23 Sep 2011



intererested person
I have got someone intrested in book club
Posted on: 23 Sep 2011



Books i would highly recomend
These are the books i would recomend to read: lemony snickets a series of unfortunate events skullduggery pleasent and beast quest
Posted on: 22 Sep 2011




Glad to see some more people turn up for this week's Book Club. Sorry that sounded really sarcastic, I actually meant it! :P
Posted on: 22 Sep 2011



Where was everybody?!?!?!
What happened to everyone on Friday? Only me and Evie came!! Jessica
Posted on: 21 Jul 2011



Friday.....
So, the meeting is on Friday, and it is our final hurrah as a book club before year nine. Not sure about location, (Library closed on Fridays) plus if everybody could bring in some form of cake, sweets or biscuits-maybe tea and coffee available...? However, tea or coffee present, if we could all bring in ONE SINGULAR BOOK TO RECOMMEND. (Weep uncontrollably in the privacy of your own home please, get it out of your system, and pull it together for the meeting. WEEPIES ARE ONLY TOLERATED UNDER EXTREME EMOTIONAL PRESSURE. Things like Marley and Me, or Toy Story 3) Or if perhaps you are extremely weak, bring in two and decide on the day. Also, I have a query. Most of the brilliant books I have read are from the Library (Burnham, Bridgwater) so can we get them out for Carnegie and keep renewing them???
Posted on: 12 Jul 2011



Book club
If, like me, you were a little bewildered by Evie's blog post, what it basically means that me and Eie asked Mrs Pratten about maybe carrying on the book club as everyone has enjoyed it. We would all bring a book in and encourage everyone else to read it and then discuss it afterwards. Hope this helps :) From Jessica (the other joint stand in chairwomen) :)
Posted on: 07 Jul 2011



What Happens Next????
Me and Jessica talked to Mrs P about what happens after we've read all the books and year 8 ends-Carnegie doesn't start again until next April-and if it's okay with all of you, we might short-list books to read in year 9. Only about three weeks left of term left, so not exactly ideal to start reading new books; plus we have some to finish off, and it would be desperately unfair to people away until year nine spending TWO MONTHS in India, so, as I suspect you will also have to do, I will have to wade through the greasy, not-funny-anymore references to HIM, and find some, if any, intelligently non-hormone fuelled books to recommend. Oh, and wait eight weeks to actually bring them in and vote for (Via ballot box????). So, sorry if I'm revving your creative juices blenders too soon, just seeing what you think. Plus me and Jessica are OFFICIALLY stand-in joint Chairwomen. Woo. Authoritative respect from Evie :-)
Posted on: 06 Jul 2011



Georgia!!!!
SHE just compared me to Peter Andre!!!!!She said I was getting rather 'fluffy round the edges' GRRRRRRRR......Adam Ant and my various other 'alternative' influences GONNA GET CHUU!!!!!!
Posted on: 05 Jul 2011



Sweaty Cheese....
The Bride's Farewell is mediocre. It talks about romance on the blurb. Run for your lives. Before HE and his greasy baby oil references escape!!!!! Oh and it talks about random women making sweaty cheese. That's about it. I'm not sure how romance can be borne out of sweaty cheese. Oooh, sorry, sweaty cheese has suddenly inspired to sprint home in a hormone frenzy and read about equally hormone fuelled vampire teenage romance!!! *Sprints off the horizon with Twilight in hand and looks deliriously happy*
Posted on: 05 Jul 2011



Carnegie
We are a bunch of bright and skillfull teenage readers. We all love to sink our teeth into a good book and the Carnegie has brought us together to share our compassion for that. Our opinions and tastes in books vary but we persevere to gain the satisfaction of completing a challenging book which we may not particularly enjoy. Carnegie has given us a reason to persevere with reading as a whole and even if the book isn't brilliant we have been able to discuss as a group why and find out who has the same opinion and who doesn't showing us we have more in common than we realised but the main thing i have enjoyed about carnegie is that we are all here for he same reason because we all love to read!!! Georgia x
Posted on: 05 Jul 2011



Monsters of Men
This is a fantastic book. Not finished it yet but if it keeps up the pace and level of brilliantness, I will finish it in no time!!! :) Although it is quite hard to get into because it is the third in the series, after you get past page 60-ish, you understand it. Anyone who hasn't - read it!!! :) Julia. x
Posted on: 05 Jul 2011



I feel sick......
Seriously. I read my review for White Crow, and I have never read such schmoozy, oily, praising article. I think I feel sick....all I can think of is baby oil and Katie Price and the wretching appeal of cheesy love songs.....OH SUGAR!!!! I'm morphing into Peter Andre!
Posted on: 05 Jul 2011



The Death-Defying Pepper Roux
Don't bother reading this book, it's so boring. This might sound strange, but half of the book's plot is squashed into the first ten pages, but somehow it's still boring! Unfortunately, if a books boring, I start reading other books instead and at the moment I'm reading a really good book by Jacqueline Wilson! I'll try to stick to Pepper Roux, but it's not going to be easy! Jessica
Posted on: 05 Jul 2011



Meeting
No meeting this week but there will definitely be one next week come on monday unless miss pratten speaks to you about arranging it for another day of the week. All members be present please to talk over all books! we don't know if we will have another meeting before the end of the term!
Posted on: 05 Jul 2011



Next Meeting 4th July
Sorry no meeting on the 28th but it was parents evening and Miss Pratten was pretty tied up. The results were good in my opinion and that book definitely deserved it what does everyone else think? (the ones who read it of course the rest definitely need to pick up a copy)!
Posted on: 30 Jun 2011



What happened?!
What happened to the meeting on 28th June?!
Posted on: 29 Jun 2011



pepper roux
pepper roux is a very unusual character in my book, the death defying pepper roux because be believes that he can escape his destiny by changing his personality and his true self
Posted on: 17 Jun 2011



The White Crow
Picked the book up and then finished it two hours later-very easy to devour. Better than Prisoner of the Inquisition-and lesbians! You never really come across homosexual love stories anymore. I have never read a book so unashamedly dark....Evie :-)
Posted on: 16 Jun 2011



Harshness
I said that it was so cheesy I could here Peter Andre's Mysterious Girl playing on loop in my head-when truly I don't think I've read anything THAT bad....Evie :-)
Posted on: 16 Jun 2011





Posted on: 16 Jun 2011



Prisoner of The Inquisition
My review was a little harsh...Evie
Posted on: 14 Jun 2011



Death Defying Pepper Roux
Just finished it and wow was it amazing although i wasn't so captured by the ending as much as other parts of the book but still a great read so everybody pick up your copy x
Posted on: 14 Jun 2011



Out Of Shadows
A fantastic book with a real moral and some good advice for bulliers a little bit of name calling can turn in to a lot more even if you don't mean for it to (in this book the bully starts of by calling the black boy names and ends up killing him). A brilliant read x
Posted on: 14 Jun 2011



the death defying pepper roux - plot twists
many publishers have criticized authours for not adding interesting plot twists but geraldine mccaughrean( the authour of the death defying pepper roux) has made them very entertaining as well as keeping to the theme of her style of writing.
Posted on: 14 Jun 2011



Prisoner of the Inquisition
Finished the book on friday-really good, with quite a few plot twists. A bit predictable at times, espeically the romantic twist-having read so many romantic novels-'Their fates will collide in the most mysterious way' Hmmmmm. I wonder if they fall in love by any chance? Evie :-)
Posted on: 14 Jun 2011



White Crow
Finished the book today and I WANT TO READ IT AGAIN!! I take back everything negative I said about it. Ok it does have A LOT of description (and i mean a lot) but it gets really interesting during the middle and the ending is AMAZING! Read it! Jessica
Posted on: 14 Jun 2011



the death defying pepper roux
iam literally on the edge of my chair, reading this book. the story is about a young boy realising that on his fourteenth birthday he must die ( grim, i know ), his family don't care much about him so he decides to escape his sinister fate by setting sail on a brave adventure with twists and turns at every corner, the main point of the story is - can pepper (the young boy) realise the potential power that he has in him to stop his fate ? .... by Thrinayani
Posted on: 12 Jun 2011



Descriptions
Although White Crow is very good, half of the book is just descriptions of buildings and RUINS of buildings! A bit of description is actually very useful but when the book ur reading is MOSTLY description...Jessica
Posted on: 10 Jun 2011



Prisoner of the Inquisition
This book is starting to get very interesting! One of the protagonists starts swashbuckling (SPOILER!!!!!) with Christopher Columbus, and the other has to live with an insufferable hag formally known as the wife of her father-and also thief of the character's inheritance....Grrrr.... Evie :-)
Posted on: 09 Jun 2011



White Crow
Got up to page 88 now. The book is very good...odd, but good! I have a feeling that the end of the book will be slightly disturbing...Jessica
Posted on: 08 Jun 2011



Prisoners of the Inquisition
Having read up to Chapter 11, this book is packed with historical and cultural references! Definitely hating some characters with a burning passion-but hopefully the protagonist succeeds. I have a feeling I can easily predict oncoming events though... Evie :-)
Posted on: 07 Jun 2011



Books have arrived!!
Hi everyone, it's great to see you all using the site to discuss the books - they have now landed, and some of you are well ahead, having come and picked up your books already! Jess is reading White Crow Evie is reading Prisoner of the Inquisition Thrinayani is reading The Death Defying Pepper Roux Julia is reading The Bride's Farewell Georgia is reading Out of Shadows. Anyone who hasn't yet picked up a book, come and see me in C8 or Mrs. Thomas in the library and we'll sort out your first read. Please pop your names at the end of your blogs so that we can see whose ideas are whose. Mrs P.
Posted on: 07 Jun 2011




what time is the next meeting?and do we need to bring any books or are they supplied for us???
Posted on: 07 Jun 2011



Next Meeting
Hey carnegie lovers when is our next meeting cause i am dying to know!?when are the books here!?
Posted on: 07 Jun 2011



Next meeting?
when is the next carnegie meeting?need to know! :)
Posted on: 07 Jun 2011



Where are the books?
guys while you are waiting for the carnegie books pick up a book called 'the book theif - Markus Zusak) its AMAZING!
Posted on: 27 May 2011



Picture
Taking pictures is a good idea so people know who is involved in the carnegie books
Posted on: 26 May 2011



Prisoner of Inquisition
can't wait to sink my teeth in to this beauty of a book although White Crow and The Bride's Farewell look brill as well
Posted on: 26 May 2011



Books
Hey, can't find a good book anywhere at the moment can't waitr for our books to get here!
Posted on: 26 May 2011



The Bride's Farewell
Looking forward to a dark twisting story of a runaway bride. I am hoping for something a little darker than vampire romances for a change...and then picked up something that looked like Britney Spear's next 'auto'biography... Evie :-)
Posted on: 25 May 2011



Reviews For White Crow
Hmmm... just been reading reviews for White Crow. A mixed reaction to the book, some good, some bad. Some said it was brilliant and some said it was absolutely rubbish. Guess I'm going to have to wait and see and read the book for myself.
Posted on: 25 May 2011



balloons!
I was reading some of the activites on the Carnegie home page that we should try. There was one about writing a fifty word reveiw about your favourite book, tying it to a helium balloon and letting it go. It then suggests that we write in our blog what we think will happen when someone reads it. I think we should try it! :)
Posted on: 24 May 2011



hey carnigie lovers
ive heard that the white crow is a very interesting read better pick up a copy !!!!!!
Posted on: 24 May 2011



book!!
Really looking forward to reading out of shadows... when will the books be here :/
Posted on: 24 May 2011



Picture/Video
We really need to make a video and take a picture for our group. We should do this next time we have a meeting but we need to all be there that time! :)
Posted on: 24 May 2011



cant wait!
I cant wait to read those Carnegie books! They sond so interesting... we better get them soon :)
Posted on: 24 May 2011



Looking Forward To It!
I can't wait to read White Crow. Sounds like a great book!
Posted on: 24 May 2011



carnigie
brilliant website, will definatly read carnigie books
Posted on: 24 May 2011



Mrs. P's reading The Bride's Farewell
Onto Chapter 3, an interesting start and a strong female protagonist, although I think there's more to this story than first meets the eye!
Posted on: 16 May 2011



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