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Clifton High School
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Clifton, Bristol
Bristol City Libraries
Oasis Academy Bristol
Redland Green Reading Group
Title: Junk
Author: Melvin Burgess
Winning Year: 1996

Junk is the most controversial Carnegie winner yet. It unflinchingly tells the story of Tar and Gemma, who run away from home, move to Bristol and meet up with some squatters. It is superbly written, with a subtle character development achieved through a