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Milton Keynes Academy
MiIton Keynes,
Group status: 2018 Yr8 and above

Welcome to everyone taking part in 2018. More details from Mrs Haines in the Library or on 'moodle'>library.

Mrs Haines

Saint Death by Mrs H
I wouldn't normally read this sort of book. I think the cover put me off. Anyway, I started it and couldn't put it down. Very engaging. Excellent card . . .
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Release by Mrs H
I mostly liked the format of this book with the two stories although I found it confusing at times. Addresses a number of teenage issues. However,I th . . .
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Night Shift by Mrs H
A difficult subject handled well with drawings and lots of talking points. . . .
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King of the Sky by Mrs H
Interesting with several layers in the pictures and the story. . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Mrs Haines
Beautiful illustrations and very clever use of text in different styles. A book I am sure people of all ages will return to time and again. . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Mrs H
Beautiful contrasts between the light and the dark and the boy and his father. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs H
Loved it. Really good. Completely lost in this story. Couldn't put it down. My only negative comment would be about the riot towards the end, I felt i . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mrs H
A book about relationships, survival in a harsh environment. It had a real 'rhythm' and it was based on true events. Glad I kept going with it to the . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs H
Lots of great descriptions of scenery. Real escapism, mystery, adventure, a journey. Quite a 'gentle' read that moves at a slow pace. A read I wouldn' . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs H
Imaginary world and quite cleverly written. Content fine for younger readers y7 and 8s. Satisfying end, not laugh out loud, as it suggests on cover bu . . .
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Rook by Mrs H
A few stories within the 123 pages. It kept my attention. A bird, families, first love, bullying. Enjoyed it. However, I don't feel it is the winner. . . .
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Lord Grey School
Milton Keynes,
St Paul’s Catholic School
Milton Keynes,
St Pauls
Milton Keynes,
St Paul's Catholic School
Milton Keynes,
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Title: The Bunker Diary
Author: Kevin Brooks
Winning Year: 2014

16-year-old Linus Weems has woken up in a low-ceilinged rectangular building, made entirely of whitewashed concrete, with no windows and no doors. The lift is the only way out. But this time when the lift comes, it isn't empty.


Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students – a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is currentl . . .