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Appleton Readers
Group status: Our group starts on 19th April. Once again we will be joined by Ms Murch, Miss Hirst and Miss Boote.

Appleton Readers

We have a full group of 25 students this year and we meet in the library each Wednesday for lunch and book chats. Our debates can be quite lively and we have very different opinions on which book should win! We have also chosen to shadow the Greenaway awards with some of our younger students and their reviews will feature on the website as well.

Mrs Parr

Saint Death by Shannon
Saint Death is an amazing book;it set a realistic atmosphere, as well as relating to real issues such as gangs,drugs,poverty and violence.The book is . . .
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Saint Death by Mrs.Murch
Initially I was not inspired to read this novel but what a mistake that would have been.Set on the border of Mexico and the USA, it deals with the iss . . .
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Rook by raghib khan
I really like Tina the dog and the relationship between the two main characters, Nicky and Kenny. . . .
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Rook by Tyler Thomson
Rook to me was a very good book. I couldn't stop readingit. I just loved the idea that Anthony McGowan made. Well the story is about a boy named Nicky . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Alyssa
I really enjoyed Beyond the Bright Sea, I felt that it was beautifully written and the storyline was easy to follow. I believe that the characters wer . . .
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Release by Henna
Personally, I was really looking forward to 'Release'. I am a big fan of Patrick Ness, however I was disappointed in this book. I thought the side . . .
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Rook by Vincent
Can honestly say I loved this book! The simplicity of it played well with the fact it was written in the 1st person of a teen. However the front cove . . .
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Rook by Bradley
I didn't think that this book was hooking enough. it was interesting but I just couldn't read it unless I actively tried to. . . .
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Saint Death by Abigail
This book is confusing at first but once you get past the first few chapters, it suddenly it grips you so much you don't want to put the book down .It . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Kennedy
I like the book so much because I love the diaologue and all of the illustration and what they are made out of.The one I like the most is the Barn Ow . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Savannah
I found the book called A First Book of Animals very interesting and I LOVE IT!Also,I really enjoyed the illustrations and the facts.The use of rimmin . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Abbie
I like the book especially the turtle part of it because its very interesting also the illustrations are outstanding Its very colourful and just amazi . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Alfie
It has a lot of repetitive information. The images are full of effort. It is a good all round amazing book. . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Cameron
I like your book very much especially the zebra part because it is very repetitive.The illustrations are also absolutely wonderful due to the fact a l . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Gabriel
I am not an animal book lover.However,I found this book one of the few animal books that I found helpful and interesting.The main reason I enjoyed the . . .
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After the Fire by Vincent
I'm sorry to say it, but I absolutely hated this book. I found it incredibly boring throughout the entire thing, and actually found it quite painful . . .
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Release by Bradley
I did not like this book, I found it too hard to understand, especially the sub story. . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mrs Parr
Brilliant use of vocabulary to maintain the setting throughout the book. I could vividly imagine where the men/ boys had been stranded. The book smack . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs Parr
A very relevant book but not my favourite. I felt the plot to be not quite believable. A former gangster dad turned 'hero' manages to send his childre . . .
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Release by Mrs Parr
Not my favourite Patrick Ness book. Whilst he is adept at writing about the 'Issues' affecting young people, I feel he tries too hard with this novel . . .
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Rook by Mrs Parr
A beautiful tale well told. Anthony McGowan's honest language conjures an image of rural life interspersed with the trials of everyday teenagers. Love . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs Parr
Brilliant! I loved this book. The characterisation was adept and the plot consistent and believable. Moon beam is a totally believable character and t . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs Parr
A very funny, entertaining book aimed at younger Carnegie readers. Loved the idea of toys taking over the world! . . .
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Whitcliffe Wordsmiths
West Yorkshire,
BBG Academy
DMA Carnegie
Howard Parkers
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire
If you could be transported into a shortlisted novel which novel would it be?

The Hate You Give
Saint Death
Beyond the Bright Sea
After the Fire
Where the World Ends
Wed Wabbit
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends


Will Hill

Will Hill worked as a bartender, bookseller and in publishing before quitting to write full-time. His first novel, Department 19 – the first in a series of five – was published in 2011 to widespread acclaim. He lives in Londo . . .



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