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Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

'The Lie Tree' Final Impressions
I have finally finished this book and honestly I loved the ending. However, once I finished the book I reflected and felt that that it wasn't very well paced and I did prefer Hardinge's other Cilip Carnegie Shortlisted Book from 2015, 'Cuckoo Song'. However it was a very good read and I wish Hardinge the best of luck in winning this year's Cilip Carnegie Award! 4 out of 5 stars!
Posted on: 15 Jun 2016

'The Lie Tree' Third Impressions
I have almost finished this book and I am still loving it. I love how the story has developed from the beginning and the characters are very intriguing. Can't wait to see how it ends! AH
Posted on: 18 May 2016

'The Lie Tree' Second Impressions
I am stilling loving this book and stand by my comments that this book is 'delightfully dark and detailed'. What I am finding is that the majority of the 'evil' characters in Hardinge's books are male. This is also the case for her 2015 Cilip Carnegie Shortlisted 'Cuckoo Song'. I am very excited to read this novel and see how it will develop further. AH
Posted on: 04 May 2016

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Tally
I have read Lies we tell Ourselves over the past few weeks and I love it. It is told through the perspectives of the two main characters, giving you an insight on what they are thinking, although not in the same situation. Their views change a lot throughout the book. You may find yourself at a point in the book where you are bored. But keep reading-it will be worth it in the end! This story in wonderfully told, casting a light on a serious topic. All secondary school students should read this book and I cannot wait to read other books by Robin Talley. I think and hope that Lies We Tell Ourselves wins the Carnegie Medal. Tiuri
Posted on: 27 Apr 2016

'The Lie Tree' First Impressions
I have only read 230 pages of this book and I love it. The Lie Tree is delightfully dark and detailed and the story draws you in from the first page. The main lead, Faith, is a strong female protagonist you root for from the start of the novel. Overall, so far, it is an amazing story with interesting and complex characters that everyone would like. AH
Posted on: 27 Apr 2016