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Friends' School
Saffron Walden, Essex

12 more days to go!!!!!
We are really enjoying reading the books and have had some interesting and good discussion points about them. As the deadline approaches, we are trying to read as much as we can beforehand. We have not decided on our favourite quite yet but will do soon.
Posted on: 08 Jun 2016

Nearing the deadline!
. We are all frantically reading to try to each get another one read by Monday!
Posted on: 02 Jun 2015

Posted on: 02 Jun 2015

Posted on: 12 May 2015

What we've read and our initial opinions
1. The fastest boy in the world 2. Cuckoo song 3. More than this 4. Tinder 5. Apple and rain 6. When Mr Dog bites 7. The middle of nowhere 8. Buffalo soldier
Posted on: 28 Apr 2015

Carnegie 2015
This year a group of us have decided to shadow the Carnegie awards and will be recording it in our blog. every Tuesday lunchtime, we gather in the library; a distant realm of plastic-covered books and coffee-stained tables. We then discuss in as much detail as we can (for a bunch of students trying and failing to log in to the computers) what we like about the books, what we don't, and what we should read next.
Posted on: 28 Apr 2015

Cuckoo song
This book is gripping, dark and haunting. For starters, the plot is absolutely cutting-edge as it reveals enough to keep you hooked and leaves enough mystery to keep you questioning. It allows the readers to fend for themselves and slowly but surely piece together the bigger picture. I find the main character particularly intriguing because her name changes from Triss, to Not-Triss, to Trista. She isn't who - or what - she thinks she is, and she slowly finds out her unique identity for herself. But through all of the realisations and changes, she manages to hold onto a solid character which is unquestiionable and sensational. The use of description is truly different; the author uses simile and metaphor in a way that I've never encountered before. The descriptions are vivid and you can accurately picture in your head the characters surroundings. She compares ordinary things to the supernatural and this writing style resonates in the reader's mind long after the book is finished. In conclusion you must read this book as otherwise you will be hunted down by a mass of raving fangirls and killed in many imaginative ways. these include drowning in paper, uncurable writers' block, and Death By Scary Crow Thing (you have to READ IT if you want to know what the afformentioned Crow Thing is). By Ione Thrower and Hannah Jorgensen
Posted on: 27 Apr 2010