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we have been loving midwinterblood and it is our firm favourite to win with one point bettween it and in darkness.
Posted on: 14 Jun 2013

The Power Of Language
We know that these books are for older children and teenagers but some of the language is a bit, shall we say, rude. There are many swear words and some of us don't think this sets a very good example for people who are going into the outside world. Our world isn't exactly perfect anyway and if more people go around swearing what will it come to? A few swear words in a book is alright but sometimes there are swear words on every page and older children don't always want to hear innapropriate language used in a book they might love. Some of these books also have very complicated words which are hard to understand and make the book hard to read. However, some of the description is very detailed and it makes you feel like you are there which is a sign of a good book. We hope that future books will have less bad language and try to use good language to make a good read.
Posted on: 24 May 2013

Favourite Quotes
Some of our favourite quotes are: 'I am Alone, I am Dying' from In Darkness; 'This is the Truth, and yet, it is only a small peice of it' from The Weight of Water; 'Huge old Chestnut Trees growing along both sides' from a Greyhound of A Girl, 'I am Telling the Truth' from Code Name Verity, and from Maggot Moon it is 'what if...?'
Posted on: 17 May 2013

This week...
This week we have been enjoying reading wonder, In Darkness and MidWinter Blood. We have been discussing our opinions and views on each of them and have discovered we really like and enjoy them.
Posted on: 17 May 2013

Do We Think That The Carnegie Books Should Have Been Selected?
Some of these books, we think, should not have been selected for this award. All of them are good books but some of us have read better books which we think should be elected for this award. For example, Percy Jackson/Heros of Olympus/The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan, Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, Heist Society/Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter, Pegasus series by Kate O'Hearn, Cherub by Robert Muchamore and many others which we think deserve this award. All the books selected we havn't even heard of and we would rather have books that we have chosen and not by some judge who perhaps doesn't know all the books we like to read. :)
Posted on: 10 May 2013

Our Favourite
Our Favourite; In Darkness. St. Peters
Posted on: 10 May 2013

Like Reading? What too Read?
Discussing the good and bad points and facts about these books has made us wonder what other books we may like and has resulted in us giving each other many suggestions of other books to read such as Heros of Olympus series, Percy Jackson and the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan, as well as Maximum Ride by James Patterson, or Heist Society, Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter. St. Peters
Posted on: 03 May 2013

First Impressions
Our first impressions of the books, just from the blurb and the cover, were varied. In Darkness seemed like it was going to be interesting and sad, and like it would make the reader worry alot about the boy. The blurb is captivitating which makes the reader feel like it was going to be a captivating book which many of us, who have now read it, agree with. A Greyhound Of A Girl looked like it had a great story line but, as many of us realised, it was complicated. It did not look up to our expectations but was still an ok read. Some of us feel that MidWinter Blood is a good book but the cover doesn't really show that. The blurb looks quite good and we are interested to see different reviews about the book. Overall, books are judged by their cover even if we don' mean to judge them that way. The outside of a book is important but it is just as important as the inside because either way it could let you down.
Posted on: 03 May 2013

Enjoying Reading
Many of us have now read 'Code Name Verity' and have really enjoyed it. Not many of us have read 'Maggot Moon, A Boy A Bear and A Boat or The weight of Water' yet but we are all looking foward to doing so. Most of us like 'In Darkness' although none of us particularly like 'A Greyhound of a Girl.' Thank You! St. Peters, over and out.
Posted on: 03 May 2013

We have been looking in the leaflet for the 70 years of carnegie such as the Radium Woman, Pumpkin Soup, Dear Nobody and The Lantern Bearers. We where pleased to see that many of the books have been read by the group.
Posted on: 26 Apr 2013

Enjoying the Carnegies
We are all enjoying the Carnegie books and having lots of fun reading them. The books 'Midwinterblood' and 'In Darkness' have become firm favourites in our group.With 'Code Name Verity' being hard to get into. Unfortunatly 'A Greyhound of A Girl' is not very popular. St. Peters
Posted on: 19 Apr 2013