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After the Fire by Sophie
'After The Fire' is an amazing read about a teenage girl called Moonbeam who survives a fire and raid that destroys a religious compound where she liv . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ruel
Where the world ends is one of the most unique and breath-taking books I have ever read. Its character driven story is truly spectacular and all the c . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Alexander
I thought that 'Beyond the Bright Sea' was a brilliant book. I would thoroughly recommend it. It is about a girl named Crow who is on a mission to fin . . .
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Night Shift by Ella
The book 'Night Shift' was a quick and easy read. I can't say I enjoyed it but it was pleasing. The pictures were incredible and life like. I feel as . . .
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Release by Leo
This book has rightfully earned the rating of 14+. There is a lot of explicit and strong language and relationships. This book, I thought, was very go . . .
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Rook by Lewis
Rook is in a series of 3 books (so far.) It is about two boys who find a half dead rook. One of the boys called Kenny believes he can make the rook be . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lewis
This book moved me greatly. It's about a girl named Starr who is trying to live a double life of living in the poor suburbs and also being one of the . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lauren
The Hate U Give is about racial discrimination and treating people very differently just because of their skin colour. The book revolves around the sh . . .
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Thornhill by Ella
The book 'Thornhill' by Pam Smy is a delightful picture book. It's a book that is written in a diary format, about a young girl calle . . .
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Saint Death by Leo
This book was a vey good read and follows the life of Arturo and how he dies because he did not pay off his loan. It was set in Mexico/America and was . . .
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The Hate U Give by Leo
I thought this book was fantabulous! It follows the character of Starr and the tragic incident that she witnessed, her best friend being shot by the p . . .
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Where the World Ends by Yash
Where the World Ends is a mediocre book but the fact that it is based on a true story is nothing short of awe-inspiring and what I would have thought . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Hannah
This book was brilliant and full of emotion. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who's interested in a bit of fantasy as well. This was a great . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ella
The book'Beyond the Bright Sea' by Lauren Wolk is a really good read. The book is about a girl called Crow who at only a few hours old gets pushed out . . .
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Night Shift by Lauren
Night Shift was a much shorter book compared to the other Kate Greenaway books but still very clever. The illustrations were beautiful and offered an . . .
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Rook by Ella
I found 'Rook' extremely heartwarming, as if it was really real. I could imagine this happening in a home next door to mine! Anthony McGowan wrote it . . .
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Thornhill by Lauren
Thornhill is a really amazing book full of beautiful illustrations and words. The book is told in the written part, from the point of view of a girl c . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lauren
Where The World Ends (based on a true story) is a saddening tale of nine boys and three men marooned on an island for nine months and with no hope of . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Isabella
I thought this book was heart-warming, touching and beautifully descriptive. The wide variety of emotion, (love, loss and isolation), pierced me like . . .
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Thornhill by Lewis
I enjoyed this book extremely. It is about a girl called Ella who moves into a town where she knows no one. She decided to lock herself away in her ro . . .
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Night Shift by Lewis
There isn't much to say about this book as it is really short, but I'll try my best. The author's interpretation of depression as smoke was a clever . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lila
Beyond the Bright sea is a gripping story about a girl named Crow who is pushed out to sea when she is only a few hours old. As she grows up she start . . .
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After the Fire by Leo
I thought this book was stunning. It stood out like red in a sea of blue. This book follows the life of Moonbeam (a 17 year old girl) and the events o . . .
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Where the World Ends by Leo
This book was surprisingly good despite the fact that I anticipated I would have to return it because I simply did not like it. The book drew me in an . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lila
Where the World Ends is one of the most beautifully written books that I have ever read. This book is about a twelve year old boy called Quilliam wh . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Lauren
The Song From Somewhere Else is a creative and very imaginative book. I was intrigued to know what happened from the very first chapter and by the end . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Lewis
I enjoyed this book very much. It follows a girl called Frank (short for Francesca) who is a victim of Neil Noble's constant bullying. She finds frien . . .
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Rook by Lauren
Rook is a beautiful book about first loves, bullies and finding yourself. At the start of the story Nicky and his brother Kenny find a young Rook, hal . . .
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Rook by Yash
This book by Anthony McGowan is poignant and beautifully written. It conveys several emotions and has an honest reality to it as well, as it is not un . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Leila
I loved this book, it was interesting and had a good set of characters, who were believable and realistic. There was never a dull moment and the write . . .
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Thornhill by Leo
I thought this book and it's illustrations were beautifully moving. The story was so clear. The book is wonderfully written about bullying and the sui . . .
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Night Shift by Leo
I thought this book was amazing! It had such a clear message and the illustrations were just fabulous. I would recommend this book to 11+ children as . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren
This book was a beautiful one full of amazing imagery and description. The plot was very imaginative about what it’s like to find your family and lose . . .
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After the Fire by Yash
'After the Fire’ is a sensational novel that tells the tragic tale of a girl called Moonbeam. It follows not only the events that led up to the catast . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lewis
This book surprised me. I had never read a book this childish but also this great! I must admit this book's humour differs from mine, but I did not le . . .
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Rook by Ella
The book ‘Rook’ by Anthony McGowan fits within the genre of fiction and bildungsroman. Bildungsroman is a literary genre that focuses on psychological . . .
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Night Shift by Leo
Fabulous illustrations with a very strong meaning. I thought this book (despite it's short length) was really good and very well written. I would s . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Leo
I thought this book had fantastic illustrations (the best I've ever seen) and was beautifully written. It is about a girl who becomes friends with a b . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Leo
I thought this book was hilarious and VERY imaginative (I can't stress that enough)! It is all about two sisters but when one of them is unconscious t . . .
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Rook by Leo
I thought this book was fantastic! I have to admit I was a bit unsure about reading it but I finished it within 2 hours... I just could NOT put it dow . . .
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St Georges Dragon Readers
Hertfordshire,
Roundwood Park School
Harpenden, Herts
Roundwood Park School
Harpenden, Herts
 
How long does it take you to read a Carnegie shortlisted book?

< 3 days
52% (27 votes)

1 week
25% (13 votes)

2 weeks
19% (10 votes)

3 weeks or more
4% (2 votes)

 
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something.