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The winner is announced
The Carnegie judges have announced the winner... drum roll.... it is Monster Calls. Do we agree that this one deserves to win? Abi, make sure you bring it back in because I think quite a few people are now eager to read it. I'm now reading Small Change For Stuart, which is an easy read. Out of all the books it's the one more aimed at younger readers. Mrs B
Posted on: 15 Jun 2012

Been reading 'A Monster Calls' since i got home, and finally finished it! The ending was by far the best part - i don't want to be a spoiler so; the realisation of the whole book's story was really good. Very impressed! - Abi
Posted on: 14 Jun 2012

almost finished..
i have almost finished midnight zoo, i would of finished it ages ago if i didnt leave it in my car in the holidays whilst i was at my dads all half term! Amy
Posted on: 13 Jun 2012

Everybody Jam
I enjoyed this, and could really picture the setting as the writer uses the location of the Australian outback really well. I found it a bit predictable at times though. Mrs B
Posted on: 13 Jun 2012

Between Shades of Gray
Wow, this book is amazing. I couldn't stop reading it until I'd got to the end to find out what happened to Lina and her family. This has been the best read so far. I'm now reading "Everybody Jam" which I'm also enjoying. I'm wondering though... are most of the books on the short list completely harrowing? Has anyone read anything funny yet? Mrs Brugger
Posted on: 06 Jun 2012

The Midnight Zoo
It is a really good book, i can't seem to put it down, it keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting to know the rest! Amy.
Posted on: 01 Jun 2012

Starting book 3 now
Finished My Name is Mina and quite enjoyed it. It's the prequel to Skellig, which I haven't read, but I'm intrigued to see how the two books link up. Jasmine didn't like My Name is Mina, but I'm sure she can tell you more about that herself. I'm about to start Between Shades of Grey, which Jodie seems to be really enjoying. Keep reading everyone, and don't forget to get an extra book from me to read over half term, if you're close to finishing the first. Mrs B
Posted on: 30 May 2012

Between Shades Of Gray. Jodie Wortley.
I am just over half way through Between Shades Of Gray, an intriguing book that I can never seem to put down! This book captures the true feelings of Lina, a 15 year old girl who has been captured by the Soviets and sold as slaves, along with her family. Cannot wait to find out what her family did to deserve this!!! Jodie.
Posted on: 29 May 2012

My Name is Mina
I'm over half way now with this one. Finding it quite an intriguing book. Having read (and not enjoyed so much) David Almond's other books, I've been pleasantly surprised. I can't decide if I like the narrator, Mina, that much. I think I do, some of her ideas are very unconventional, but some of the thoughts she puts down are inspiring. I think it's quite an achievement that not a lot has happened with the plot, but it still keeps your attention. Mrs Brugger
Posted on: 29 May 2012

A Monster Calls
Wow, what a powerful book. With amazing artwork too that captures the mood of the book brilliantly. Mrs Brugger
Posted on: 29 May 2012

The books have arrived!
After an initial delay, we are finally up and running with the Carnegie shadowing scheme. This means that we need to get reading, and fast. Who will be the first to finish a book and post a review?! Happy reading, everyone.
Posted on: 25 May 2012