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Wolf Hollow by Richard
'Wolf Hollow' by Lauren Wolk was the first book which caught my eye during our first selection out of the options of books to read, the blurb alone ca . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Richard
The Stars at Oktober Bend is a very emotional, sweet story about a girl with 'crazy wiring,' falling in love with a boy who has experienced terrible t . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Richard
The Bone Sparrow was not an easy book to follow completely, even for me. The language was rich with professionalism on its own, despite the emotions b . . .
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Railhead by Richard
This is the third book I have read since the beginning of the Carnegie Shadowing sessions, and I was pleasantly surprised by the originality and detai . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jamie
Wolf Hollow book review I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was a very different read and genre to books I normally consume but it worked fo . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Arielle
The first book I read for the Carnegie Shadowing Scheme 2017 shortlist was Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. Typically, since it isn't my usual choice of ge . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Richard
'The Smell of Other People's Houses' (by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock) is a very moving story expressing the emotions and culture-specific lifestyles of four . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ava
An excellent read, Wolf Hollow really exceeded my expectations, so much so that I read it in one sitting; I couldn't put it down! With tales of bullyi . . .
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Salt to the Sea by David
9.5/10 So far this is my favourite book. It is about world war 2 and the journey of 4 German citizens who are not of the 'master race' . . .
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Railhead by David
7.5/10 This book is about a future world within different worlds. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by David
9/19 This book shows the struggle in an immigration camp, how one boy lives with his mother and sister never knowing the outside world. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Talia
Wolf Hollow is a beautifully written book set in the harsh backdrop of World War Two, about a young (though brave and mature beyond her years) girl na . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by David
7 out of 10, very hard to understand what is happening at first, but then things start to get together. Very good book once you get the storyline. . . .
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What is your favourite book so far?

The Bone Sparrow
Salt to the Sea
The Smell of Other People's Houses
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Wolf Hollow
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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.


Lauren Wolk
After graduating from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, Lauren Wolk spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women's Project of the St. Paul American Indian Center, and then worked as both an editor and an English tea . . .



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