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Fazakerley High School
Liverpool,

Apple and Rain
'Apple and Rain' was much more interesting to the class than 'The Middle of Nowhere'. Most people found the last book rather 'boring', or 'disappointing', as some reviews say. "I didn't expect the book to not be of my interest. Just after the first page, I felt bored." This is quoted from a review from a pupil in our class. "I thought the supposedly exciting parts of the book were dull." If you continue to look at the different reviews, you can see that it's a continuous repeat of 'boring' or 'dull', etc. But if you turn to Apple and Rain (which only a few people have read so far, so there isn't any reviews) people are more enthusiastic about the book already. "I was really hooked since the start of the book; the opening paragraph got me wanting to read this book. Especially the last two sentences in the paragraph, it got me thinking; would the book be happy or sad? I thought the mother wouldn't come back, but the book got me by surprise. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a book that you wouldn't find difficult to read, but still gets you hooked." One pupil said. ‘Apple and Rain’ starts off with the girl (that is later revealed is Apple) telling the reader how she remembers one, sad memory from when she was 3. She backs up this by saying, if she could make up memories – wouldn’t’ she at least make them happy? For me, and other pupils, this is what hooks me in. What was this memory she was talking about? Why is it sad?
Posted on: 19 May 2015



a boy and a bear in a boat
so far smome of the students in the class who have read this book have liked it as they can relate to the characters emotions through out the book.
Posted on: 25 Apr 2013



Disappointment.
It is easy to get emotionally involved with the characters in 'A Monster Calls', but we cannot help but feel the poignant messaging in 'Between Shades of Grey' has been overlooked. Although 'A Monster Calls' has enough substance and a intricate depth to the plotline, but 'Between Shades of Grey' is the divine exploration of a neglected and dark part of history that educates the reader and stays with them long after the last page has been turned.
Posted on: 15 Jun 2012



A Monster Calls, By Jack O'Brien
I have recently read A Monster Call, and I must say, it was amazing! I found that the storyline was easy to understand and follow, but not too complex or baby-like. It is extremely appropriate for my age group. All in all, I think that Patrick Ness has made a excellent job of recreating Siobahn Dowd's idea. This has a very good chance of winning and overall, is one of the best books I have read recently
Posted on: 13 Jun 2012



Small Change For Stuart Blog
We all agree that this book was rather exciting and enjoyable to read, it was filled with excitement and action in every page and made us as readers dwell on this. It makes you want to read on every page you just want to carry on and see what he is up to next. The book involved lots of racing against time and left you on a cliff hanger at the end of every chapter. This as a reader makes you want to read on and never stop reading so basically your in a sort of trance and this is very good by the author and that was one of the reasons we would like to nominate this for the winner. Good to read and exciting are just some of the reasons why this book is outstanding.
Posted on: 13 Jun 2012



My Name Is Mina
My Name is Mina has various opinions with in our class; You either love it or you hate it. Most of my group members despise it but I like it. It is not your average story... it is written as Mina's diary. The book has various stories with in the story randomly slotted in (which we don't believe works). You can always tell what will happen next.
Posted on: 13 Jun 2012



My Sister Lives on The Mantelpiece
Our opion on this book is, that the writer has made it a very effective book, and easy to read. The storyline is for more advanced readers because, the issues that take place in the book are very mature. The writer uses complex vocabulary which would make it hard for younger readers to understand. In our opinion, this book deserves to win as it was a very moving novel.
Posted on: 13 Jun 2012



Between Shades of Gray Success!
Overall, in our opinion, this is the best carnegie book of this year. It builds up so much emotion and actually made Stephanie cry! The realistic content of this book, helped along by great description made it feel like you were there and you could feel every word. We would rate this book an eleven out of ten, it was amazing!
Posted on: 13 Jun 2012



Well Done! Fantastic Reading!
The group are doing exceptionally well with the reading of the texts. We are going to begin looking at some of the previous winners so that we can try to understand what makes a Carnegie winner! Hopefully this will help us with our predictions. Mrs Z
Posted on: 24 May 2011



Faviourite books
As our poll shows white crow is our faviorite so far we find this thrilling, followed by prisoner even though only a hand full have read out of the shadows they have said so far it one of the best
Posted on: 23 May 2011




Our class is still activly reading books. Most of us have read two book some three and some even more. We aim to read three so we are not just reading in school also at home.
Posted on: 23 May 2011



Books that we are reading
So far our class have said they do not enjoy 'The Brides Farewell' as they dont get it and it is boring. Whereas the 'Prisoner of the Inquisition' has been brilliant to most people because the plot makes you want to read on. The 'White Crow' is our favourite so far.
Posted on: 17 May 2011




our class hates the brides farewell!we find it boring.Our favourite so far is white crow:)we also enjoy the prisoner of the inquisition.
Posted on: 10 May 2011



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