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South Charnwood High School Book Club
Markfield, Leicestershire

Waiting for the winner
There have been so many great books this year, and I have no idea who will win! There has been a large range of books so there was something for everyone. Because of the vast variety of different books, everyone could find something they love. There were books for young readers, and young adults, so no one was left out, and it is simply impossible to choose a definite winner! I am so excited for the Ceremony! (Only 6 days to go!) Grace.
Posted on: 13 Jun 2017

Thank you to anyone in the challenge and our librarian! This is my review on "The Smell of Other People's Houses"
Yesterday I finished reading probably one of the best books I have read this year by far. I could not say it was my favourite of all time though because One by Sarah Crossan has claimed that spot!!! The Smell of Other people's houses was a just amazing book. I agree with Grace as you don't know when another character will show up in another characters chapter. This makes you want to read on so much more. The characters are extremely realistic and I would recommend this book to anyone 13+ as there are adult themes discussed within the book. Overall thrilling and I can't wait to see what anyone else thinks of this book. The Carnegie I have shadowed for three years, each set of books better than the rest and this is where I found my favourite book so I am just glad our librarian has kept doing this for us. Thank you!!! Next book for me is "the stars of oktober bend" Lucy
Posted on: 29 May 2017

Final book
I decided that I would save 'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth' till last as an easy read. The book is about Sputnik - a boy/dog from space who has come to prove Earth should exist - and Prez, who is a temporary boy who is staying with a farming family for his summer. Prez has to help Sputnik to find 10 good things about Earth to prove it has a purpose, but Prez's ideas of 'good' is very different to Sputnik"s, who has no experience of Earth at all. The book is much more suitable for young readers, and I am sure will be much more popular with a younger readers than it has with me. I can't wait to see who will win this year! Grace.
Posted on: 28 May 2017

Boarding the right train.
I Finnished reading 'Railhead' at the weekend, and I thought that it was better than I was expecting when I first started to read it. I don't mind some sci-if, such as Star Trek, which is relatively plausible, so I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy 'Railhead'. It turns out that I did! It's definitely not my favourite book, and not really what I would usually read, but it is good for young readers who like space. I am looking forward to the last book, 'Sputnik's Guid to Life on Earth.' Grace.
Posted on: 24 May 2017

Six down, two to go!
I have finished 'The Smell of Other People's Houses' by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, and it was FANTASTIC! How all of the stories intertwine is like a spiderweb, strong yet complex. You can't help but fell like one character is about to just pop up out of nowhere in a different character's chapter, without you expecting a single thing. I thourely enjoyed this book, and I would recommend it to keen readers around the age of 13+, as it contains certain themes that are not suitable for young readers. Grace.
Posted on: 18 May 2017

A Star Indeed
I have just finished 'the stars at oktober bend', and it certainly was a star! The book is about a young girl named Alice who has an acquired brain injury, and a boy named Manny who is trying to escape his dark past. They suffer so much, yet they manage to overcome unimaginable hardships, by trusting and nurturing each other. It is probably my second favourite of the books so far, and I was completely hooked. I am so excited about my next book! Grace
Posted on: 15 May 2017

Salt to the sea.
I really enjoyed this book. It is about World War One refugees who are escaping from Russia when the Russians take back Russia from the Nazzis. They meet on their trip a polish girl and a young man who is not in uniform. Who are these people? And will they reach safety? By Saffron
Posted on: 11 May 2017

Something New
This year I decided that I would join Book Club, and I am so glad that I did! I have been able to take part in the Carnegie Anniversary competition where we read past winners of the Carnegie Medal. I had the opportunity to read many great books, such as 'The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents' by Terry Pratchett, whose books I love, and my favourite book of all-time ('The Northern Lights' by Phillip Pullman) was also a past winner, so I was glad for a chance to vote for it to feature on our top ten list. I have also had the chance to take part in this years shadowing of the Carnegie, and I've already read 'Wolf Hollow', 'Salt to the Sea', 'Beck', 'The Bone Sparrow', and am now on my fifth book. So far my favourite book has definitely been Salt to the Sea, and I am looking forward to reading more amazing books. Grace
Posted on: 11 May 2017

A New Year
Well, another year, another carnegie, and, for me, another fanboy love for a great book - this time being Beck. I just can't get it out of my head! Jack B :D
Posted on: 11 May 2017

Half Term Excitement
As I am writing this, I am getting more and more anxious about what book will win the Carnegie medal. Will it be One? Or maybe Lies We Tell Ourselves? Or maybe even my personal favourite so far, Fire Colour One? All of this suspense is making me giddy - but in order to get good things, you have to wait... Posted by Jack Blunt :,)
Posted on: 30 May 2016

Waiting for "One"
I think it is close to the winners most of the books that I have read I have really enjoyed. "Fire Colour One", I couldnt get in to the story and "Five Children on the Western Front" is not really my type of book but I think others will enjoy it. Just waiting for the book "One". Megan
Posted on: 06 May 2016

Lies we tell ourselves
This book is one of the best books I have read in all my time. It has great descriptions and also a great atmosphere which I love and I think this book is incredible. I would definitely recommend this book to many people I know as it is great for girls in particular. Loved it! Anna
Posted on: 26 Apr 2016

'Apple and Rain' By Sarah Crossan.
Hi.I have just finished the amazing book called 'Apple and Rain' by Sarah Crossan. I absolutely loved the book, purely because it was written in first person. The book is about a when a young girl Apple's, mother returns after eleven years of absence.She has so much to ask and was in need someone who really understands a young teenager. But was the bitter sweet entrance enough? It's only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is, that she begins to see things as they really are. I loved the book I would recommend it to 10+. x Written by Grace x
Posted on: 16 Apr 2015