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sputniks guide to life on earth
hi I think this book is quite good and I loved every minute of it but some people might not agree some people might say its babyish but I think its great (and funny):)
Posted on: 05 Apr 2017



Reccomendations
For all fans of survival with a twist I recommend the Gone novels. Spanning over six books, they will transport you to a world full of starvation and weird powers. Recommended for 12+ but is a brilliant book for all ages. ;)
Posted on: 29 Mar 2017



SPOILER ALERT!!!
Please post spoiler alert if saying a spoiler alert. Rant done :)
Posted on: 10 Mar 2017



More books..
I, have now finished three of the Carniege books and have recently started my fourth. Currently I have read: The Ghosts Of Heaven, Lies We Tell Ourselves and Fire Colour One. My favourite book(s) - I couldn't decide on one independtly are The Ghosts Of Heaven and the beautiful, strong, heart-warming fiction on Lies We Tell Ourselves, a real heartwarmer. Fire Colour One however makes me feel, wholly disapointed. Some parts that give the "Higher Years" rating, were just needless and innapropriate hardly causing the story to progress. Fire Colour One is one of the books that are a 'put down' and made me want to simply just give up ; although I DID percieve and finish reading. In reply to a below comment; I do not personally like the Divergent Series and is one of which, like The Maze Runner which I wouldn't suggest to others. (Although it could depend on your style of reading I did like The Hunger Games).
Posted on: 26 Apr 2016



Poll
My poll vote was other because I prefer to read.... ALL THE TIME. :)
Posted on: 13 Apr 2016



hello
i recomend the divergent series to EVERYONE!!!
Posted on: 13 Apr 2016



Carniege 2016!
A new year, bringing a whole new selection of Carniege books. With returning authors, Francis Hardringe and Patrick Ness. I have recently finished 'The Ghost Of Heaven' a truly magical book I could hardly put down; although I have high hopes for 'The Lie Tree'. Back to books! Elijah out.
Posted on: 27 Mar 2016



Wrong again Elijah!!! by Billy
Elijah? have you gone crazy???!!! Middle of nowhere is a fantastic book!!! Billy out. :)
Posted on: 25 May 2015



The Middle Of Nowhere
I picked up this book thinking it would be brilliant but it really disapointed me. So I am going to move onto Apple And Rain. Elijah out
Posted on: 21 May 2015



Elijah is wrong
Mr Dog bites is NOT a good book. Terrible read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(
Posted on: 21 May 2015



Books Books And More Books
Yep more people, exciting, but back to books. I have finished When Mr Dog Bites and it is such a funny thrilling book. Reccomend to all. Although I thorougly enjoyed when Mr Dog Bites i much preffered Buffalo Soldier. Another reccomendation! :) :) :)- Elijah out
Posted on: 19 May 2015



More people!!! By Billy
We now have people doing reviews in years 7, 8 and 9!!! Amazing!!!
Posted on: 14 May 2015



New Book To Stun
So far Buffalo Soldier has been an excellent book. Hope the great storyline keeps up. Although it is brilliant I would like to pinpoint the mature situations.
Posted on: 30 Apr 2015



Bunker Diary- Finished.
Finished reading the Bunker diary about a week ago...Really thrilling book and disturbed me quite often. The ending was uncalled for and was completly out of the blue. At first I was frustrated but then I realised that with an ending like that it left me thinking what happened afterwards. Was The Man Upstairs arrested? Did he get away with it? Why did he do it? What was the strange rumbling that caused the power outage? All these questions are still in my head and the list is endless with different possibilities. Hopefully there is a second book or something because these questions MUST BE HAVE AN ANSWER. This book is not for the faint of heart and should be approached cautiosly. -Dimitri
Posted on: 18 Jun 2014



Reading New book the wall... (By William Sutcliffe)
Reading New book: The Wall...
Posted on: 04 Jun 2014



Finished 'The Wall'
I've finally finished it! It turned out to be a bit better than i expected! I not going to go into detail about the book because of spoilers. *cough* Imogen *cough* But the book i now reccomend because of the story of it. Next I might read blood family or 'The Bunker Diaries' I dunno but i'll update you later bye. -Dimitri
Posted on: 14 May 2014



4th book!
I love all the books for the carnegie medal and it's really hard to decide which one i like best! So far i have read blood family, rooftoppers, ghost hawk and i'm in the middle of liar and spy!
Posted on: 14 May 2014



Update #2 on All The Truth Thats In Me (By Julie Berry).
The book is great so far, so glad my Mum found it! Lost it for some time... at least now I can read it again...
Posted on: 08 May 2014



Liar & Spy rocks!! By Rose L-T
I have just finished Liar & Spy and I found it very interesting. It was easy to read and the layout was cool. That is the only Carnegie book I have read because I got sidetracked reading other random books!
Posted on: 08 May 2014



'The Wall' Update
I'm on page 72 and Joshua told David about the tunnel he found. Ater playing football david came over with Seth and Seth wanted to know more about the tunnel. David has always been trusted by Joshua but now he has betrayed him. Seth is someone who Joshua doesn't like. I'm finding the storyline is boring and the detailing flat. -Dimitri
Posted on: 23 Apr 2014



Hi people
Hi I hope you are having a good time I am reading the book spy & lies and it's soooooooooooo good I have almost read it all but I've got 24 pages left got to keep reading bye
Posted on: 15 Apr 2014



How are we all doing?
Hope you're all having a great holiday: the weather's gorgeous and ideal for taking a book down to the beach or for a family picnic! Have a look at the new questionnaire: where's the strangest place you've read this holiday? I've just finished All The Truth That's In Me - brilliant book but some heavy issues there!
Posted on: 14 Apr 2014



OMG
i have found out that joshua (the main character of "the wall"), has found a tunnel underneath (under-neath) the sheet of metal and is crawling through it. he is very exited if what he'll find because he has a torch and a mobile phone (wich he texts his mum saying that hes at his friend davids playing footy wich he actally isnt and it is really exiting what he willfind next. i am so exited that i cant spelll some words properlly aaaarrrggghhh omg. from immy
Posted on: 06 Apr 2014



Update #1 on All The Turth That's In Me (By Julie Berry).
So far, I am enjoying the book immensely! It has got brilliant characters, and I never just know whats going to happen. Can't wait to finish the book!
Posted on: 04 Apr 2014



THE WALL
In this book, the boy finds a fence, that he climbs on it and over, he finds a house. there is a old telephone and much more. Joshua hears a bang and sees a peiece of metal............... That is all i've read so far...............
Posted on: 04 Apr 2014



hi (awkward)
I am called Imogen. I am 12 years old and I go to all saints School. I am reading The Wall, and I think it is amazing. i love it. There is no suspence. You don't know the boys name at the start though. He is called joshua.(I find this out later) His friend is called David.
Posted on: 03 Apr 2014



Hello...
Hello... My name is Max Allen. I am a year 7 pupil and 12 years old. I am currently reading All The Truth That's In Me (By Julie Berry). While the chapters are short, they contain a lot of information and help me keep track of the story. The chapters are constantly keeping me hooked on the book. I am yet to see my mum reaction to the interesting blurb...
Posted on: 03 Apr 2014



Hi peeps
Hello I am in year 7 and my name is Isabelle. I am in the carnegie group thing at All Saints. I am reading lies & spy and it is very good but its boring at first and cant wait to finish it.
Posted on: 03 Apr 2014



The Wall.
I am on page 51 and it seems pretty mediocre. Nothing special about it. Doens't seem very good at all. I don't reccomend it all. - Dimitri
Posted on: 03 Apr 2014



Hello from Rosie
I am Rosie. I am in Year 7 and I really like the look of Roof Toppers and Blood Family. I am new to the carnegie shadowing group and I am reading these books to decide which one is my favourite and to see what other people my age think are the best books. READING IS AWESOME!!!!
Posted on: 03 Apr 2014



HEY PEEPS
Hello i am in year 7 and my name is Ellie i am part of the carnegie program at All Saints School.at the moment i am reading the roof toppers ,which i am really enjoying.
Posted on: 03 Apr 2014



HEY PEEPS
Hello im year 7 from all saints school my name is Millie i am new to the carnegie shadowing group and i am currently reading roof toppers i am only half way through chapter 2 but it seems really good.
Posted on: 03 Apr 2014



Hello
Hi i`m in year seven and my name is Ella. I`m reading The Wall. I`m on page 11 and so far it is really good. It is quite a intreaging book and it is very adventerous.
Posted on: 03 Apr 2014



1 day in!
Hello! I'm Amber and I'm 1 day into the carnegie award. I am reading Blood Family and really enjoying it! The plot is really interesting and I can hardly ever put it down! I am only on page 62 but I would already recommend it to everyone. I can't wait to finish it!
Posted on: 03 Apr 2014



Hey I'm Dimitri
I am a year 7 student in All Saints school. I am shadowing the Carnegie Award. At the moment I am reading the wall. I will be very active and post a blog every 20 pages or so. Be expected to get many updates from me. - Dimitri
Posted on: 03 Apr 2014



Greyhound of a BORING!!!
I did (despite it being incredibly slow going) finish reading greyhound of a girl. I just think it was a bit fantical. Like it was perfectly normal to have your great grandmother come and visit you as a ghost. It's not my type of epic adventure book. You don't have to take Moustasha's advice though... Although I highly advice you to
Posted on: 15 May 2013



Maggot Moon
It is a great book except from the greenflies from hatching from the mouse its a violent book and i would ask a parent/ guardian to see if you can read it because it is vile and has a child being beating to death which is the best bit.i`m still reading it but i will have a over all review soon. From Ben Pickering
Posted on: 15 May 2013



In Darkness
A lengthy read that has some confusing method of writing speech. If you can get used to this, however, it has a deep and engaging plot. It is slightly heavy on voodoo but if you like a darker storyline then you will enjoy. :)
Posted on: 15 May 2013



Maggot Moon
I'm about to start reading Maggot Moon, I havn't actually started yet but I'm intrigued. Lauren
Posted on: 10 May 2013



finished a boy a bear in a boat
It was a good book though sadly the bear didn`t swallow the boy which would of made it realistic still it was a great book with a mouldy sandwhich which was ok still it was a book with hilarious moments!!!
Posted on: 08 May 2013



A Boy and a bear in a boat
This book is ok as long as you don't mind nothing happening after reading about 100 pages.
Posted on: 04 May 2013



Weight of Water and Wonder
Wonder is amazing it has my vote and weight of Water is rrrrrUBBISH nx
Posted on: 02 May 2013



A Greyhound of a Girl
I've finished reading a greyhound of a girl and didn't really enjoy it. I thought it was a bit unrealistic that the mum and daughter were not at all confused or scared that suddenly a ghost of their grandmother/great grandmother has appeared before them. Lauren
Posted on: 02 May 2013



WEIRD!!!
I've just started reading a greyhound of a girl. I'm not really that into it, it's kinda weird. A bit unrealistic, and boring.Moustasha
Posted on: 02 May 2013



A boy and a bear in a boat
Finished in one hour. Rubbish. Ethan Shoulders.
Posted on: 21 Apr 2013



By the way
About Maggot Moon it has an awful amount of swearing in
Posted on: 19 Apr 2013



Maggott Moon FINISHED by Bethany
Hiya I've just finished Maggot moon It is an amazing book if you're only about half way through the book keep reading because near chapter 75ish it gets really good and rather tense. though somewhat funny.
Posted on: 19 Apr 2013



A Boy and a bear in a boat
So far I am up to page 139 so far it is an ok book but at times I get a bit bored of the same things happening over and over again but it dose have its good moments.
Posted on: 19 Apr 2013



Wonder
i have just started reading Wonder and so far so good. though not sure where the story is going to next.
Posted on: 18 Apr 2013



In Darkness dum dum durrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
I`m nearly done In Darkness and i`m hoping for a epic ending its been okay so far. i will read a boy,a bear in a boat which looks sweet. by Ben
Posted on: 17 Apr 2013



In Darkness
I have reached the second "chapter" of sorts. It's well written, and the writer has done a ton of research. People who can handle emotional-ish stories will enjoy. READ!!!! chiken McNuggets
Posted on: 17 Apr 2013



A Greyhound Of A Girl By Roddy Doyle
I have just finished reading the book and I think that it had a terrific ending though it was quite sad.n I didn't know why it was called 'A Greyhound Of A Girl' but now I know why.
Posted on: 17 Apr 2013



Maggot Moon by bethany morrison
Hi im Bethany at the moment i'm reading maggot moon and its great though quite confusing. It's based on an earth which has been taken over and working to capture the rest of the universe. Apart from the repeated swearing its amazing.
Posted on: 17 Apr 2013



A Greyhound of a girl
I have been reading greyhound of a girl by Roddy Doyle I finished it yesterday and it is a fabulous book and in my opinion it has a great sense of humor in it. I would recommend it!
Posted on: 12 Apr 2013



Maggot Moon
I'm on page 27 and it's AWESOME! I know some dyslectics and it's like I hear them talking to me as I'm reading. This book puts you into the mind of someone trying to cope with their best friend moving away and I can't stop reading! XD READ THIS BOOK!
Posted on: 29 Mar 2013



Badger
In Darkness is good so far but it has been very emotional for me. NOT! It is very cool so read it. Please. For charity. The British Heart Foundation.
Posted on: 27 Mar 2013



A Greyhound Of A Girl
i have read upto page 94 and so far so good. awesome
Posted on: 27 Mar 2013



In Darkness
In darkness has gangsters and rudeness and angry people. I would avoid unless you are prepared to read that kind of stuff.
Posted on: 27 Mar 2013



Code Name Verity: Elizabeth Wein [Ethan SHOULDERS]
~SHOULDERS~__27/03/2013: Page 236. Amazing so far, loving the descriptions and amazing story-line. The cover of the version I received is different to the one that you can view on the webpage; I personally don't like the cover I received, I wouldn't read it. Anyway, great book so far! ~SHOULDERS~__13/04/2013: Finished the book on 03/04/2013, but there was no WiFi, and my post on 05/04/2013 didn't work. Anyway..this book was amazing, the descriptions were epic. But, a few sentence structures repeated themselves. Great book, would recommend. 'Nuff said.
Posted on: 27 Mar 2013



Books
Post your favourite carnegie book on this post! ~Code Name Verity {Posted by SHOULDERS} ~Thomas the tank engine {Posted by Tom Revill} ~he Trilogy Of Hetty Feather {Posted by} ~The Hobbit {Posted by} ~The Host/The hunger games trilogy {Posted by}
Posted on: 27 Mar 2013



fur
In Darkness is a book. It is cool. You must read it. Go on, I dare you...
Posted on: 27 Mar 2013



A Greyhound of a Girl
I have read a little further and the words have really come off the page. I highly reccomend you to read it if you enjoy books with a little mystery!
Posted on: 27 Mar 2013



In Darkness
In darkness is a great book it is about a boy who is under ground. He is telling his strory how he was trapped under ground. I ve read 125 pages and my opinion is that its ok but not my type. Ben
Posted on: 27 Mar 2013



A Greyhound of a Girl
So far I ahve read up to page 84 and it is really good so far, the characters really stand out and I could believe that they were real. It is a great book so far and I can't wait to read the rest of it!
Posted on: 27 Mar 2013



A Greyhound of a girl
So far I have read up to page 61. Even though I haven't read much, so far I think its a great book
Posted on: 27 Mar 2013



Wonder and The Weight of Water
I have finished Wonder and I loved it, it almost made my cry but I am so glad I picked it up. I'm about to start reading The Weight of Water. I don't like that its set like a poem (I'm not a huge fan of poems) but mabye I'll be suprised? Lauren
Posted on: 27 Mar 2013



WONDER
I'm on page 209 now and it's AMAZBALLS!!! I don't normally enjoy books that arent part of a series, but this book has opened my eyes to different genres of books.
Posted on: 25 Mar 2013



WONDER
I'm almost at the end of wonder (page 294) I can't put it down. It's so funny and relatable everyone will enjoy it! Though it's very sad at one bit and almost made me cry :'( I usually prefer fantasy books but this was AMAZING so glad I read it :)
Posted on: 25 Mar 2013



Wonder
I'm on page 111 of wonder and it's alot more enjoyable than I thought it would be:) So far I totally understand the situation from all of the characters points of view. This book is really moving, and I cant wait to read the end! Moustasha
Posted on: 23 Mar 2013




Once you have finished your book, (I hope) you can use the link below to write your reviews. I will select a Star Review each week (my own wouldn't be eligible alas!) http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/shadowingsite/post_a_review.php?action=displayform&groupid=3040
Posted on: 23 Mar 2013



Friday Reads
Just a reminder to all Carnegie Shadowers to update the blog every Friday with the book you're currently on and the page you have got to. Me? I just finished Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick... and he is now following me on Twitter too!
Posted on: 23 Mar 2013



WONDER
I've got too page 110 of wonder and am LOVING it so far!! The first part is from August's point of view and I love him he's so adorable, im now on the second part which is from his sister's POV and I find her very relatable. Can't wait too read more. Lauren
Posted on: 23 Mar 2013



hi world itz ben :] (omg, he's called ben!!!)
Hello I`m Ben. I`m 12 years and I go to All Saints Secondry School Every week I will put a brief update of each book and say if I recommend it. Ben plus keep reading. :]
Posted on: 20 Mar 2013



a warning
in darkness may have violence & strong language involved.
Posted on: 20 Mar 2013



Wonder
I got my first carnegie book, I hope wonder will be good and as soon as the boys finish with in darkness, I GOT DIBS!!!!!
Posted on: 20 Mar 2013



Wonder
Just picked up my first carnigie book- wonder and are REAALLLY exited for reading it :)
Posted on: 20 Mar 2013



Wonder!!!!!
Just starting this Carneige shortlist book -Wonder :?
Posted on: 20 Mar 2013



Info
Hi im not sure which books are carnegie shortlisted but i THINK ill have a go at reading in darkness.
Posted on: 20 Mar 2013



Book rate
I've recently been reading about the rate of two books a day and thats all I've been doing and it really upsets me that the stuff in books doesnt usually come true in my life... due to Sophie McKenzie! she is, in my opinion, the best author and I've read all but one book of hers can't wait to get hold of it!
Posted on: 20 Mar 2013



Bonjor! :)
My name is Eve and I am year 7. (11 years old) I will be reading A greyhound of a girl!
Posted on: 20 Mar 2013



Hi
My name is Jasmine and I'm in year seven. hopefully i will be reading a very ecxiting and adventurous book.
Posted on: 20 Mar 2013



Hello world!
I am a 13 year old boy how likes to read, my name is Jake. I have just stared reading 'CODE NAME VERITY'. It looks good but there are swear/explcist words at the start. I'm a n00b at minecraft
Posted on: 20 Mar 2013



Hello
My name is Chloe and I am new to this Website I can't wait to start reading the books from the carnegie list they all sound great!
Posted on: 20 Mar 2013



Hello :)
I'm in year 8 I LOVE READING! My favourite books are the hunger games, the heroes of olympus, harry potter and the host. The shortlist this year looks really good. I'm really looking forward too reading WONDER because I've heard it's AMAZING! I liek boooks!
Posted on: 20 Mar 2013



Hey there!
This years shortlist looks pretty good! I'm looking forward to reading in darkness. I'm in yr 8 and have recently been inspired to read through Rick Riordan's Percy jckson and heroes of olympus, They're AMAZING!!! I get called Moustasha alot!!!
Posted on: 20 Mar 2013



All Saints Top Three
After a vote at All Saints, the top three Carnegie books were clearly favoured above all the others. Small Change, Trash, Everybody Jam, Mina and Midnight Zoo all received some votes but the run away top three were: Between Shades of Gray. 12 votes; My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece, 12 votes; But A Monster Calls received 13 votes! Well done Patrick Ness! A remarkable book that generated very passionate and loyal followers at All Saints.
Posted on: 14 Jun 2012



Congratulations
A MASSIVE congratulations to Patrick Ness for the historic achievement of winning the Carnegie two years running AND winning both the Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Prizes simultaneously. A Monster Calls is a truly exceptional book and a mighty winner! It is one of those books that EVERYONE should read! The story is moving, evocative, primal, mythic and personal; the language is beautiful and elegant and so economical; the illustrations are breath taking. Truly, genuinely inspiring!
Posted on: 14 Jun 2012



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