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Chobham Academy Book Group
40 Cheering lane, London

17.5.17
Stars at Oktober bend- good but didn't like the intentional spelling mistake slow. read takes a sometime to get into it but still like Railhead-amazing first and last inpretions just the right age for 12-14 year olds and I got straight into it it's a real page turner. Smell of other peoples houses- liking the way it is split into 4 different people's lives who all cross over the structure is great can be irritating with the mini cliff hangers. Salt to the sea- really powerful impression and amazing insight to refugee life. Sputniks guide- think it's a bit young for our age . Are top three are In number 1 Railhead Second place salt to the sea And third oktober bend
Posted on: 17 May 2017



adopt a book
We are working on adopting a book,however we were shocked to realize Harry Potter had never won! Spudnick's guide to life on Earth Exceeded our expectations but bearly. It was childish as we expected but, comedic like a hitch hikers guide to the Galaxy. Bone sparrow This one was really funny but sad... Nuff said We will post again next week!
Posted on: 10 May 2017



Second Impressions!
One week on, and we are making good progress with the Carnegie shortlist. Most of us have finished our first book, and can therefore can give more in depth opinions on our books. The Smell of Other People's Houses- the structure can be confusing at the start, with the multiple narratives, however all the stories become entwined at the end. 8/10. Railhead- this book earned high praise from Harrison, claiming it was "the best book I've ever read,". The utopian setting is interesting, and really helps the plotline. 10/10. Wolf Hollow- a very interesting read that makes you think, this book explores injustice issues and establishes a deep moral connection with the reader. 8/10. Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth- a good book for younger readers. It is exciting and adventurous, but does get a bit repetitive. 8/10. Watch this space for more updates, and future thoughts, as we continue our shadowing of the Carnegie competition. The Greedy Readers
Posted on: 05 Apr 2017



First Impressions!
It's been a week, and we've sunk our teeth into the books on the shortlist! Here are our first impressions: The Smell of Other People's Houses- a good, engaging book, confusing at times The Bone Sparrow- very engaging, intricate and has a well thought out plotline The Stars at October Bend- quite difficult to get used to, can be complicated due to layout, but good overall Salt to the Sea- difficult to understand a the start, then gripping, reveals a piece of little known history Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth- fun, enjoyable book, aimed at younger readers, easy read These are our first impressions of the books so far. However, they could change, so watch this space! The Greedy Readers
Posted on: 29 Mar 2017



Shadowing Starts Today!
Good luck everyone, we're raring to read! The shortlist looks very exiting, we wish you all the best of luck, happy reading! They say first impressions are important, here are ours: Railhead is our favourite cover, Bonesparrow taking second place and Beck taking up third. Watch this space for more updates, but for now, let's read!
Posted on: 22 Mar 2017



Wednesday 23rd March 2016
We like the selection of books so far. Thirteen Chairs is really scary! Also, Frank has given The Rest Of Us Just Live Here a 9 out of 10! Next time, we are going to listen to the author blogs.
Posted on: 23 Mar 2016



Wednesday 25th November 2015
We've changed the background, we've altered the font and added a photo. Now all we have to do is read the books! We are going to take a look at the long list to see what we think of it and report back next time! See you then.
Posted on: 25 Nov 2015



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