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Neatherd High
Dereham, Norfolk
Group status: We meet every Wednesday lunch in the library, sharing our views on the books and eating cake

Discovering golden treasures in books!

Every Wednesday we meet in the library at lunch to discuss our feelings about the books we are reading and of course eat cake! We are a group full of really passionate book readers whenever we meet we always have long discussions about if we liked are book or if we weren't so keen, we also watch the author video clips which gives us an insight to both the author and the book and also spend some time writing blogs and voting on the poll We have around 15 mixed students all ranging from years 7 to plus many staff- so we really do include a wide range of ages,abilities and genre preferences!

Aaron Nicholson

Release by Imogen
A wonderful book about sexuality and changing relationships all while the end of the world occurs in the eyes of an unexpected character. These dual s . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Naomi
I really enjoyed both the story line and the images in The Song from Somewhere Else. I felt that the artwork added to the story and gave the reader ex . . .
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Rook by Amy
I have never wanted to burn a book so much before. I was repelled by the disgusting front cover design, and the contents reflected the ugly antiques s . . .
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After the Fire by Tamar
This is a beautiful story of how Moonbeam struggles to survive in horrible conditions within the fence. It is a brilliantly written, tragic story base . . .
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After the Fire by Tamar
This is a beautiful story of how Moonbeam struggles to survive in horrible conditions within the fence. It is a brilliantly written, tragic story base . . .
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Saint Death by Mrs Gill
As a huge fan of Sedgwick I looked forward to reading this but was left disappointed. For me the story only picked up from the card game and although . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs Gill
A pleasant read that had moments of humour interspersed with a surreal story line akin to Wonderland. I enjoyed the book for its simplicity and underl . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs Gill
The spark that ignited my interest in this book from the beginning just grew with each chapter- loved this book. The Before and After chapters kept yo . . .
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The Hate U Give by Amy
I really enjoyed this book! It was full of amazing characters, and the story was unique, yet was extremely accurate of the time it was set. Overall, a . . .
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Saint Death by Naomi
Personally, I didn't enjoy the book Saint Death. I found the whole story line and the Spanish phrases and sentences very confusing. Although I enjoyed . . .
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Rook by Naomi
I was slightly disappointed with this book as when it started I thought it was going to focus on the rook. However, the focus then shifted to the main . . .
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After the Fire by Naomi
I really enjoyed this book and was genuinely disappointed when I finished it! After the Fire had such a strong story line and although the story was b . . .
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The Hate U Give by Naomi
I really enjoyed this book and I would highly recommend it especially to older readers. The Hate U Give covers a really relevant topic that isn't usua . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Amy
Loved this book! The drawings are absolutely beautiful, and the story-line is a real page turner, with great character development and twists. You can . . .
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Thornhill by Melissa
Beautiful drawings! It is a short read which is definitely aimed at older children. The story is told from the perspective of two little girls in d . . .
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The Hate U Give by Melissa
This book is brilliant! It is really insightful and although it has strong language (on almost every page), in some ways this makes the story more bel . . .
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Thetford, Norfolk
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Norwich,
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Norwich,
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Norfolk,
What is your favourite book cover from shortlist?

Wed Wabbit
Where the World Ends
Rook
The Hate U Give
Release
Saint Death
After the Fire
Beyond the Bright Sea
 
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.
 

 
 

Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students – a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is currentl . . .