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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

Where the World Ends by Yumna
It was a very interesting book overall. Though it started off as quite boring, it soon pulls you into the book and you experience what it was like for . . .
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The Hate U Give by Yumna
It was a very good book which focused on Starr. It also raises a lot of questions and awareness of the rights of black people and how they are treated . . .
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Thornhill by Mrs H
I loved the way the book had 2 stories running through it. There were clues in the drawings and the way the black pages were interspersed helped build . . .
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Where the World Ends by Theo
I found the book really interesting and the book made me feel like I was in the story because I could imagine it so well. Also the book was so interes . . .
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Saint Death by Visvaldas
This book was very enjoyable, although the second half was getting quite repetitive and not fun to read anymore. It was an interesting setting bet-see . . .
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The Hate U Give by Khushi
This looks like a really long book but it is actually good to read in your spare times. Really detailed and full of suspense. People who like thriller . . .
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Night Shift by Cnnor
I thought the author was very open about her depression and how she fought the dragons. The pictures were in black and white to show how sad and dull . . .
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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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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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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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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 . . .