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Queen Elizabeth's School
Group status: Next week for our penultimate week we will meet to give an overview of each of the books and then decide which one we think should win!
An intrepid foursome of year 8 readers, plus two English teachers and a Librarian for good measure!


Railhead by Hari
The book is a book full of twists. The book is very intriguing it makes you wonder what Zen will do as he is very impulsive. The way that there are ma . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mrs Menelaou
A gripping read! I enjoyed the way the story was told from four different narrators and therefore one could learn of the different perspectives regard . . .
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Beck by Ms Murray
I think this book is beautifully written from a linguistic point of view, but the story is harrowing and I really didn't find it uplifting in any sens . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ms Murray
I have always enjoyed Frank Cottrell Boyce's stories - particularly Broccoli Boy and Cosmic - but I didn't feel like this was one of his best, in my o . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Ms Murray
This book appealed to me because the setting was very different to any I had read before - I knew very little about Alaska and so found it really inte . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Janison
This was my first Carnegie book, and it was worth it. It is about four teenagers and their stories. Like Salt to the Sea, it is set in different persp . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Janison
This book, in my opinion is not as good as the others. However, I am not telling you to not read this book! This book is very childish, and a little l . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Arjun
A fun and imaginative book by the author of Millions, Framed, Cosmic and my most favourite of the lot; the modern sequels to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Janison
This book is a book that can move your heart. A book of history, a book that will be known forever. It is about an event you probably will not know- t . . .
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St. Martha's
Hadley Wood,
The Totteridge Academy
The Mount School
qegs readers
Barnet, Herts
What book do you think will win the Carnegie Medal this year?

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
The Bone Sparrow
The Smell of Other People's Houses
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Salt to the Sea
Wolf Hollow
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Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. This book is a modern classic and is a beautiful tale worth reading!


Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Grey. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical musi . .