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Skipton, North Yorkshire

Half-way through!
We are now half way through the 2017 Carnegie and many have finished all 8 books! the scheme this year has gone so quickly and we have all really enjoyed it.
Posted on: 12 May 2017



The Lunch Members have been chosen!
The Ermysted's Carnegie 2015 Lunch Members have been selected. It will be held on Monday the 22nd of June. Have you got your invite?
Posted on: 16 Jun 2015



Conversation starter.
In general all of the boys seem to be reacting in similar ways to the same books. It is wonderful to see some of the lively discussions taking place within the library and hear one student urge another to hurry up so they can get to the good part and discuss it! However one that seems to be like marmite to the boys is 'A boy and a bear in a boat'. They seem to either love it or hate it with some calling it babyish and immature with others declaring it hilarious. That will certianly be an interesting review meeting to host! Miss Lang
Posted on: 17 Apr 2013



Differing opinions
The boys and I are managing to keep up the pace with reading. What is emerging as more people finish more books and we are able to discuss them in detail without spoling the ending for anyone - is how differently people can react to the same book. It would be unexpected and boring if we agreed on everything but people's reactions seem to be totally opposite - I found my name is mina utterly boring with no direction whilst it is the favourite of some of the boys. I was gripped by between shades of gray and one of the students was so bored he was unable to finish it. Going to be tricky for us all to decide on a winner! Miss Lang
Posted on: 27 Apr 2012



Between Shades of Gray review
Really gritty and realistic. Gives a real insight as to what people went through in WWII. Depressing throughout but ends on a slightly higher note. 9.5/10
Posted on: 23 Apr 2012



Trash Review
A good start to the book with a desparing nieghbourhood of 'Trash' people in a poor country (possibly India?!). One boy finds something that changes his life, and his criminal record, and it is up to him to figure out why this has happened... 10/10 :P
Posted on: 19 Apr 2012



A Monster Calls review
A monster calls, a suprising tale of love, hate adventure, sorrow, fear and trust. Another win for Patrick Ness. A dark monster story about a young boy who learns some very valuable life lessons from a monster. Unfortunatly this book did not leave much gap for a sequal or even a prequal. The plot is excellent and a reccomended read. 9/10
Posted on: 19 Apr 2012



And we're off
New to the school this is my first year of organising the Carnegie and I am very impressed by the boys enthusiasm! Record numbers are taking part and the amount of reading they did over the holidays was fantastic. This year's Carnegie is definitely going well and producing a lot of opinions!
Posted on: 18 Apr 2012



My Name is Mina Book Review
My Name is Mina and I love the night. A cleverly written book which works well as the prequel of Skellig. There are lots of stories that tell the tale of the very interesting and thoughtful girl. She gets into lots of adventure and mischeif. Overall a brilliant book!!!
Posted on: 18 Apr 2012



A small change for stuart review ; )
A small change for stuart is a enjoyable book to read but it has some flaws. It uses some childish themes in a more grown up style book. The begining of the book can get quite boring and may be quite off putting but if you stick to it it becomes quite enjoyable. The book contains lots irrelevant features in the plot and if you don't read it properly can be quite confusing. But dont get me wrong, I really enjoyed the book but it needs a bit of tweaking to make it better. I would rate it 7/10!
Posted on: 18 Apr 2012



A Monster Calls Review
A good start to the book with an exiting 'dream' (for the main charactor) and realism getting exaggerated. A confusing plot, but it all comes together at the end of the book. A slightly pointless plot, that was taken from a previous entree from a couple of years back. Overall a good book with an unfortunate copying of a past book. 8/10
Posted on: 18 Apr 2012



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