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Kensington Critics

It's Competition Time!
We are currently writing our entries for the "Write your favorite story into a news article" competition on the books "After The Fire", "The Hate You Give", and "Saint Death".
Posted on: 23 May 2018

The holidays are here, the sun is going to be shining (we hope) and we have two weeks ahead to get our noses stuck into all the books that have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Award. We have also been set a challenge to write book reviews of the novels we are reading. We hear there might even be a prize for the best reviews! If you would like to read our prize winning reviews please check them out on our home page!
Posted on: 16 Apr 2018

What do all the books have in common?
Last week we came to together to discuss the different books we had each been reading. While some of us did not enjoy the books we had initially chosen, we all agreed that the latest books we had just started were excellent! We were also excited to see that they all had something really important in common - human rights! Each book explores a variety of key human rights, often highlighting their importance through the presentation of characters who have had their rights removed of limited. We each took it in turns to discuss which human rights the books we were reading focused on and how the authors had presented these rights. We all agreed that so far, 'After the Fire' and 'The Hate U Give', were some of our favourite novels because of the emotional way they explored this topic.
Posted on: 16 Apr 2018

Recreating covers
Recently we have using different mediums to create our own improved versions of the Carnegie book covers. Three of us felt that the cover for 'After the Fire', although mysterious and enigmatic, could link more closely with the books events to help lure readers in. As a result, we made out own book covers for it. Interestingly, we all focused on the same elements: the fence and the fire. If you have any suggestions for what you would include on a book cover let us know by commenting on our page!
Posted on: 16 Apr 2018

First meeting!
We have met for the very first time. Two of us will be reading Pax and Rabab will be reading The Bone Sparrow. We're excited to film our first videos next week and ecstatic to find out who the overall winner will be!
Posted on: 28 Feb 2018