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am`s book review
Sputnik`s guide to life on earth I really like the end of the story especially because it is a happy one. It is a good book and I hope it will win the award even thou there are also some other good books on the list. It will be a shame if it doesn`t win because it doesn`t contain anything inappropriate which are included in other books such as beck or bone sparrow or etc……. so in my vision it should win. I also like it because it is a bit humorous. So this book is amazing and I think This book is very interesting because it is my style of books. It uses loads of suspense and doesn`t contain discrimination or bullying so if you want to know the rest you will need to read it
Posted on: 27 Apr 2017



KS2017
Bone Sparrow is a good book in general but had elements of being as good as Salt to the sea. These elements was the suspense created as this is the thing that destroyed my temptation of putting this book down as in the beginning its quite slow. Also it had a decent storyline to it but it used receptiveness very cleverly as it did not bore me. But the final pages were fantastically written with amazing cliff hangers as salt to the sea. This book has a good chance of winning the award
Posted on: 27 Apr 2017



AS2017 Review of Wolf Hollow - Carnegie Shortlist 2017
This may have been one of the best books I have ever read! Firstly, I would like to say, the blurb gives away most of the story, so don’t read it! Now then, all the annotations on the book are completely correct, especially the fact that the writing style is similar to Harper Lee which made it really enjoyable to me. Although this book does not relate to racism but instead a more tamed subject matter of bullying. This book clearly highlights the effects of bias when it comes to bullying and what this could cause. Another feature of this book is that it has a dark undertone making you suspect more than what is happening, creating a curve away from the linear plotlines which in turn makes it a really enjoyable book. There is only one fault I can point out with this book is that it cannot be read again with the same pleasure as reading it once, so read it carefully. The reason you cannot read it again is because it is driven by the suspense of the characters’ unpredictable personalities… This is why I believe Wolf hollow should win the Carnegie Medal!
Posted on: 27 Apr 2017



The Smell of Other People's Houses
This book is by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. The book is based on four people Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank. I have read the first three chapters. First of all, I found this book very inappropriate and irrelevant. I put the book down as soon as I read the inappropriate part but I will carry on reading this to see if the book is relevant to the story and I want to see if all the characters meet up. In the first few chapters a girl called Ruth lives with his grandma as her father passed away and her mother had never returned back…Overall I recommend this book a 3 out if 10 and I think this book is aimed at 12 years and above.
Posted on: 27 Apr 2017



The stars at oktober bend.
This is a very interesting book as it follows a disabled child, called Alice. It moves very slow but the style of writing is very subtle so it leaves you to independently think. What makes it more intriguing is that her writing is not normal ; her vocabulary is limited and it gives you a sense of feeling sorry for her, and I think it makes you feel a range of emotions, so I think it is a good book.
Posted on: 30 Mar 2017



A GOOD BOOK
I think Railhead is a good book as it demonstrates a futuristic world with a thief, Zen Starling, where he unlocks hidden abilities. It is a character growth book where Zen becomes more than just a thief and transforms into a selfless resistance fighter. This book will challenge your vocabulary and therefore I think it is a great book. Mb2017
Posted on: 30 Mar 2017



am is curently reading
Sputnik`s guide to life on earth: This book is very interesting because it is my style of books which is the genre fiction. This is the story of a boy named Prez who has been adopted by some farmers because the carers from the adoption centre called Temporary said that his granddad wasn`t able to take care of him. The first day of summer he met an alien called sputnik and everyone sees him as a different dog. Prez is the single one that sees him as he is because he is his “mission”. Now prez needs to save the world because some alien council will shrink the earth, SO THE WORLD IS IN HIS HANDS! If you want to know the rest of the story you will have to read it. i realy like it and i recommend it to everyone
Posted on: 30 Mar 2017



a book about the stars at oktober bend
This is a book I am still reading right now so I’ve only read up to chapter 2. The scenery’s nice and description is nice. The book is at a slow pace at the start and I only just got into feeling a connection to the book. They use a lot of descriptive language. It’s quite confusing and I don’t get it yet. I like the structure of writing as it is easier than other books to understand what its talking about. If you are going to read this book I suggest to not decide whether it’s good or not for a couple of chapters.
Posted on: 30 Mar 2017



ks2017 -salt to the sea
Salt to the sea by Ruta Sepetys This book was AMAZING!!!!! honestly it was, believe me. this book had every needed and more element make an amazing book worthy of winning the Carnegie awards by miles: it had amazing suspense; it had astounding story line and the best part was the way it was written as it wasn’t chapters it was the perspective of the character it’s AMAZING!!!!, although it will be confusing at the beginning but please don’t put the book down, carry on then it will all get clear then you’ll realize how good the book is.
Posted on: 30 Mar 2017



AS2017 Review of The Smell of Other People's Houses - Carnegie Shortlist
This is a book which shows the perspective of 4 totally different people and how they live their lives. It does contain scenes of sexuality but they are not overly descriptive, I would not recommend this book for newer readers nor people who get uncomfortable easily. Some of these scenes do have relevance in the story whilst others do not, other than that these children’s lives are not what you’d normally expect but all possible. It develops the characters well through the unique situations they are in and the odd personalities of the characters. I would recommend this book to people who are around 13+ of age as a different read.
Posted on: 30 Mar 2017



FC2017 - My review on "The Smell of Other Peoples Houses"
I have been reading “THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLES HOUSES” and to be honest… I understand absolutely nothing. I have no idea who each character is, I don’t know the story line, the writing style is weird and is just overall confusing. This is probably because the book has four different main characters that start off not even knowing that each other exists. The story keeps jumping back and forth between characters and some people have nicknames which make them hard to remember. There is someone called “Bunny” and another called “Dumpling” and it is just too hard to remember, I don’t even know if they are a boy or a girl! Overall I wouldn’t recommend this unless you can understand confusing story lines.
Posted on: 30 Mar 2017



AS2017 Review of Dreaming the bear - Carnegie Longlist 2017
A great read, many people have said it is not very good, give this book a chance by reading to chapter 7 as that is when it starts to come together and you begin to connect with the characters on a personal level. I would recommend that readers who are not novices try to read this book. It is a factual book which frequently changes perspectives and mixes up grammar making it a higher level read. A great book and I would definitely recommend it!
Posted on: 16 Mar 2017



AM2017: My favourite book
My favourite book of all time is we are all made of molecules because it could represent real life for some children. It is on the short carnage list and I think it is made for year 8-9 children. I think it is common story that usually happens eg: a bully bullying, a little child being bullied and a girl hating the world because her dada is classified as LGBT.
Posted on: 16 Mar 2017



AP2017 : My Favourite Book
My favourite book is Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell. I love this book as it makes the reader feel emotional and I like emotional books. I also like this book as it is descriptive, the characters and how the story is structured. Try and read this book if you can. What’s your favourite book?
Posted on: 16 Mar 2017



MM2017: My Favourite Book
My favourite series is the Harry potter series by J.K.Rowling. The reason I lOVE the series is that I love the way that it is written, the plot and the characters (especially Fred and George Weasley). I started reading the books when I was 9 years old, since then I have become a MASSIVE Harry potter fan, by collecting the Harry potter books, collectable items and even stayed outside Waterstones in Oxford street and waiting for the play version of Harry Potter and the cursed child. See you soon bbbbbbbbbbbbbyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee .
Posted on: 16 Mar 2017



CM2017 why I am participating in the Carnigie awards
I wanted to do Carnigie because I really like to express my joy for books and I also enjoy sharing my experiences with books. Having something like this has really pleased when I found out about it. My favourite types of books are either dictionary's, autobiography’s or sort of book documentary’s about people and I also like reading books that make you feel lots of different emotions. I’m very excited about the Carnigie shortlist and I can’t wait to see what books will come up. I hope everybody reading this enjoy participating in the Carnigie awards and if you’re not I suggest that you should participate because it is actually really enjoyable.
Posted on: 16 Mar 2017



Ks2017 - The reason why i follow the Carnegie award.
The main reason I’m shadowing the Carnegie awards is that It includes some masterpiece’s like ‘The bunker diaries’ these books make me more curious about different perspective on books and makes me read more and more and more… But also I some may include complete failures in my eyes. I will take those books pinpoint everything that made it a failure and formed my hatred against reading.
Posted on: 16 Mar 2017



Mb2017 - MY FAVOURITE BOOK EVER!
My favourite book is Oblivion from the Power of Five pentalogy by Anthony Horowitz. The most part of the book follows five extraordinary children with abnormal powers but who must find each other to stop a growing threat. The reason behind why I love it is because instead of overfilling the book with fighting, it contains few but detailed fights, with the book retaining an emotional sense still. The culmination of the book, with a main role dying, was very unanticipated and I cried. After reading the whole book I felt a growing feeling that I would never be able to replace this pentalogy.
Posted on: 16 Mar 2017



AS2017: My favourite book!
My all-time favourite book is called ‘Earthfall’, this book is very intriguing as it contains a very gripping story line. It leaves you with slivers of information or clues as it is more commonly known to tell you what may be one of the many possibilities of what happens next. This is also intriguing as it puts in complex words every few pages to keep you satisfied and not bored of the lower level vocabulary. Also the narrator only knows as much as you so they don't go on a tangent and leave it for the story to flow naturally, the reason the narrator does not know is because the carer of the child does not clue them in on what is happening. This is why I admire this book and the writer. (Also it is so gripping I finished it in only one day!) I would recommend this book to any people willing to get into reading, Novice or not this is a great read for all age groups!
Posted on: 16 Mar 2017



FC2017 - My Favourite Trilogy! :D
My favourite trilogy is Lion Boy: it is about a boy that can talk to cats. His mum and dad are away and his neighbour has to look after him, but instead of looking after him he just bullies him and treats him poorly. The Lion boy (Charlie) runs away and goes on an adventure. He then joins a floating circus and realizes he can also talk to lions. I like it because it has a great story and it is set out very well. My favourite book of the trilogy is the second one "Lion Boy: The Truth".
Posted on: 16 Mar 2017



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