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Ermysted's
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Group status: We're off. The shortlisted books have flown off the shelf and students have begun shadowing. Meetings are in full swing with 2 already taken place.

Our Y7 and Y8 readers

The enthusiasm of the group is infectious. It's great to see the Carnegie veterans from Years 8 & 9 encouraging the Year 7s. Whoever we feel has done the best reviews can help us (the 2 James'')with the site. Please don't spam the poll.

Copeland, Varney, and Chowdhury

After the Fire by Nick
Out of all the 8 books this has to be my favourite. It was very clever how the author changed between before the fire and after the fire, and when . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Szymon
This book was another one that I surprisingly enjoyed. It told the story of young Crow wanting to find out about her heritage and why others on the is . . .
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The Hate U Give by Szymon
The hate u give is a classic amnesty award book. It focuses on hate towards black people in smaller neighbourhoods. In the book, it follows a girl cal . . .
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Saint Death by Szymon
This book was a very good one for me as I enjoy books set in South America. In addition to that the adventure that has not a lot of action is quite di . . .
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Rook by Szymon
This book I found very good despite its length. It is a relatable book in the events that happen in terms of bullying. In my opinion Rook is the right . . .
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Where the World Ends by Szymon
A different book to the ones you would expect in the Carnegie. Quite quiet and normal at the beginning but it doesn't take long until things get weird . . .
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After the Fire by Szymon
This is the best book in the shortlist. It has a very good way of using the flashbacks and memories to tell the story to the reader and at the same ti . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Szymon
An interesting book for the Carnegie short-list, however it's the Carnegie. The book takes you through the life of a beginning teenager having to put . . .
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Where the World Ends by Thomas l
This was a very interesting book that made me do some research after about the true story that really happened. It was well written but I didn't reall . . .
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Where the World Ends by Tom
I found this book partly enjoyable and partly boring, as the characters were relatable and had everyday issues, but there wasnít much going on in my o . . .
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Where the World Ends by Alistair
I really enjoyed reading this book! It included detailed description and was riddled with adventure and suspense. The story followed a small group of . . .
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The Hate U Give by Rohaan
The hate you give, is a book based on gang violence, corruption, and drugs, at first it may seem shallow, but as you continue reading you realise it i . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Alistair
I thought this book was mostly really good! It had an unusual but intriguing plot and included some great descriptions of setting such as the islands. . . .
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Saint Death by James
This was an interesting book, it was a lot better than one of his others *ahem* Ghosts of heaven *ahem* I liked the setting, as it was both unusual an . . .
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Release by James
I've read both Release, and the replacement book, and although Release was more 'mature' I preferred it, the characters seemed lifelike, and the story . . .
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Rook by James
This book was too short. It would have been much better if it was longer. other than that, though, it was a good book, with believable, in-depth chara . . .
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Where the World Ends by James
I didn't like this, it was dark, the time was weird (it fluctuated) and the characters felt too fake. . . .
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After the Fire by James
I loved this book, it was brilliant, the way the time flicked before and after the fire really gave it an air of mystery. I will be surprised if it do . . .
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Wed Wabbit by James
I didn't really like this book and felt it did not fit into the Carnegie, the plot and characters were too childish for me, and I think it will probab . . .
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The Hate U Give by Edward
This book was a very well written book which was well related to currant issues concerning America. This makes me believe that this book is the most . . .
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The Hate U Give by Gabriel
This was an amazing book, I really liked how the characters were displayed and what happened around them effected their lives. This was probably my fa . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ammar
This book was a bit disappointing and I did not really enjoy it. The death of all Quill's family was not a good way to end a book and Davie's death ma . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by jonty
A really moving book. I read most of it on a boat (ironically) going towards the Netherlands. . . .
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After the Fire by jonty
AMAZING book but it's quite messed up in places.It includes suicide and some high level punishments. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by jonty
Pretty good book but...quite childish . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ayman
I think this book is one of the best Carnegies i have read. it is well writen and detailed.I recommend this book to all readers as it is really good a . . .
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After the Fire by Thomas l
This book shocked me quite a bit because it showed how some children can be treated and how they very commonly are. I liked how the story was shown fr . . .
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Saint Death by Thomas L
I really liked this book because it was about problem of a place I had never looked at before. It was a very dark book as there were no happy moments . . .
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Rook by Thomas l
This was a very short but eventful book. I think as it was a short book it made it better because the story happened quickly and you weren't sat read . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Thomas l
This book was very different to the other books I have read as they were mainly on serious topics yet this book was very childish. I never really unde . . .
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The Hate U Give by Thomas L
This was one of the best books I have read in a while and I think it will go on to win the competition. It shows a very strong message about a very co . . .
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Where the World Ends by Habil
I didn't like this book I dont know why but i think its too slow and there was no need to put the birds on the sea stac. . . .
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After the Fire by Habil
I think Moonbeam is trouble and father John is trying to protect her it was a good book but it could have been better. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Habil
This book was very interesting as it was like a mystery and she was the clue. Very gripping and heart breaking . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Habil
I didnt really like this book as i thought the book took too long to get into and some of the clues were very bad. . . .
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Saint Death by Habil
A great book my favorite so far it's gripping and well written. It scares me to have a guardian like Santissima Muerte and the action is great as well . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Rohaan
Beyond the bright sea was an interesting book. Some people hated it , others loved it. I personally found the plot, kept me in suspense. From Crow co . . .
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Saint Death by Rohaan
This book is very fast moving, and intense, the beginning part lost me, and I felt it had no connection, with the rest of the story. It is based aroun . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Rohaan
I liked Wed Wabbit. It had a quirky story, and action. Fidge is sent into the land of Wimbley Woos, with her obnoxious cousin. She then has to stop a . . .
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Rook by Rohaan
Rook was a very simple book. I don't hate it, but it had no major story line or plot twist. It was not boring, but at times, close to it. It is about . . .
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After the Fire by Alistair
I thought that this book was simply stunning! The mind-blowing storyline of the life of a young girl named Moonbeam and her experiences in an incredib . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Alistair
I thought that this book was incredibly good! It follows the story of a ten year old girl and her weird and highly phobic cousin trapped in a fantasy . . .
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After the Fire by alfie
I liked After the Fire as it actually explains a true story but it has some mature scenes in it so I would recommend it to yr7-8 . . .
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Saint Death by alfie
I liked this book because it relates to real life situations in Mexico and warns you of the danger of getting involved in gangs. I would recommend it. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by alfie
I didn't really like Wed Wabbit because it is a bit boring as it goes on about a subject for like 20 pages but I do like the way she writes in the bit . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Edward
Beyond the Bright Sea was a brilliant book but i believe that the start was dragged on and the exciting parts didn't happen until later on in the book . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Nick
This book was easy to read but still quite interesting, it is about a girl called Fidge who gets taken into her 4 year old sister's fictional land of . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mr Anonymous
BEST BOOK EVER . . .
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The Hate U Give by ty
This book explains the school shootings in America, it show how your race could affect your everyday life. The riot scene is my favourite. the shootin . . .
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The Hate U Give by Nick
After reading the first 200 or so pages, I was pretty sure this book was quite bad, excessive swearing, complicated plots and not much happening. But . . .
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Where the World Ends by Bilal N
This book was quite boring but the actual plot was quite good; it was just how it was written that I didnít like. This book talks about life skills an . . .
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Where the World Ends by Alex
This was an alright book. I liked the way it was based on a true story, but was still fictional at the same time. I think that this was quite repetiti . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Alex
I quite enjoyed this book. The feeling of mystery throughout the book really made me want to read on. I liked the way that even though it was a fictio . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by reuben j
I really enjoyed reading this book because it was so exciting and interesting for me to read. I really liked the way the story is set. . . .
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Saint Death by Nick
I really liked this book and finished in one day. I like that a lot of Mexican terms are used as this makes the reader feel the setting more. Itís a d . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Henry
The tale of Crow starts off well, but then seems to end up being rammed in, and whereas the less-so interesting parts may be fully descriptive, the ma . . .
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Rook by Henry
The book starts of with a good concept, but dwindles into a dull plot with too many predictable, Ďcringeyí sub-plots. The rook seems to have little to . . .
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After the Fire by Henry Hall
I liked how the book skipped in and out of the present, and told the story through memories and to her therapists, and how it referred to things that . . .
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Rook by Nick
I liked this book but felt the author was in a hurry when writing it because it was 120 pages of big font, with a very rough,vague storyline and most . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ammar
My first impression of the book was quite negative as the title, front cover and opening was quite dull. However, as I progressed in the book, I was s . . .
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Where the World Ends by Nick
I really liked the concepts of this book and I couldn't guess what would happen as the story went on. . . .
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Saint Death by Ammar
I was disappointed with this book and I think that the storyline was very vague and should have been explained better. The past between Faustino and A . . .
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Rook by Edward W
I believe that Rook was a well written book which made the reader want to read more but the book was ended too soon. I believe this because the proble . . .
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After the Fire by Ammar
I think that this book has a very good chance of being the winner this year. Though the beginning is quite slow and vague slowly the story pieces toge . . .
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Release by Reuben
This book was really good to read as i really really really liked it. I think it is one of my fave carnegie books as all the characters had goood desc . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ayman
I thought that the book was extremely good and real and it gave a different view on communities and race. I wish it had had a full ending though. . . .
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After the Fire by Reuben
I loved 'After the fire' as it kept me in suspense and wondering what happened during the fire. I like the way Will Hill uses the two different chapte . . .
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Where the World Ends by bram
Where the World Ends is a book about the problems of sexual inequality and leadership in a remote situation in this case on an island. This leads to m . . .
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After the Fire by bram
After the Fire is a very in depth book about life before and after a major change, in this case the fire at 'the base' where Moonbeam lived. It also t . . .
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Wed Wabbit by bram
The Wed Wabbit is a book based on the idea of change which it explores in a very interesting way despite the childish nature of the book. It talks abo . . .
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Release by Gabriel
This is a good book, it has deep meanings and at some times a bit confusing,the overall book is quite interesting and also quite adventurous.7/10 . . .
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After the Fire by Andrew R
I really enjoyed this book. I found it interesting and liked the way the story kept alternating between the past and the present. I thought the plot w . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Andrew R
I did not like this book. I found it rather boring and very childish, and I also thought the plot was very dull. I did not like the setting and though . . .
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Saint Death by Alex
I did not enjoy this book. Firstly, I do not think that the story line flows. It is very repetitive and boring, with drugs, money and gambling just be . . .
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The Hate U Give by Reuben
This book is about a girl who has grown up surrounded by drugs, violence and criminals. Now she is the only witness of the shooting of her bestfriend . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ayman
This book I was not to keen on as it was far to childish.The concept of it being to help her little sister is understandable but wimbley woos and wed . . .
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After the Fire by Alex
This book was one of the best that I have read in a long time. I really liked the way that it switched between before and after the fire to slowly tel . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Reuben
A book that I think I can compare to 'Alice in Wonderland' for (SPOILER ALERT) the main character gets sucked into her little sister's favorite book. . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ty
Where the World Ends is a great book, containing lots of information about the birds surrounding St Kilda. This book has 3 main points: survival, gend . . .
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Where the World Ends by Edward W
Where the world ends was an amazingly written story in which the brilliant tale is told of how Quill and his friends survive dangerous times, where al . . .
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Saint Death by Bilal N
The first few chapters of this book arenít straight into the story which I donít really like but they are quite important. I like how much of a cliffh . . .
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Rook by Bilal N
I liked this book because it had a very strong story which can tell how much bullying and love can do to someone. I like how the author uses a struggl . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs Mc
The cover of this book really grabbed me as I am a fan of the surreal. This is a clever book which can be read on several levels and Lissa Evans' abil . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs Mc
What a page turner. This book gripped me from the start and didn't let go. The "before' and 'after' structure worked well and kept me hooked. The rea . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mrs Mc
I enjoyed this book and liked the fact that it was based on a true incident from 1727. The book was brought to life through the historical references, . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ammar
The book starts off very quickly and within a few pages, it already starts talking about the murder of Khalil. As the book progresses, Starr-the main . . .
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Saint Death by Alistair
In the end I really liked this book. It had a slow start and at first I wasn't really into it. But as I read on I found the book thrilling as it built . . .
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Rook by Alistair
I really enjoyed reading this book because it was full of realistic issues such as bullying and family trouble and showed a couple of ways to resolve . . .
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Where the World Ends by Gabriel
This was an interesting book, it showed how hard it would be to survive out at sea and how they kept their spirits up for so long. 7/10 . . .
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Saint Death by Gabriel
This was an ok book, it was very sinister and had a lot of mystery in it. 7.5/10 . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Gabriel
I think that this book is very good, it has a lot of adventure and mystery and is very enjoyable. 8/10 . . .
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After the Fire by Alex S
Great storyline and a very imaginative book . . .
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Rook by Jonathan
This book is an amazing book. It may be short but it contains as much as a 300 page book. It really sets the scene and shows what seems like a small p . . .
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Where the World Ends by Jonathan
I liked this book because of how it is written and how dramatic and tragic it is. It feels like you are actually there. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Niall
This book was quite good. It was silly and quite humorous on the surface but seemed to contain a deeper meaning. It seems it was partially inspired by . . .
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Rook by Ayman
This one was probably the worst out of the lot. It's really boring with not a lot happening at all, although it was short and quick to read. . . .
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After the Fire by Niall
In my opinion I think that after the fire was the best book on the shortlist. It was a gripping read with a plot full of twists and turns. The idea on . . .
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Saint Death by Ayman
This book was my favourite out of all 8. Tt was a great book about drugs and gangs etc based in Mexico with people trying to escape to freedom. I thin . . .
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Rook by Reuben
I really didn't like this book as I found it boring and repetitive. I found many of the characters unlikable and annoying. My favourite part was proba . . .
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Saint Death by Reuben
I really liked this book but some parts i didn't really know what was happening. What i did like was right at the start when that shopkeeper got kidna . . .
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After the Fire by Gabriel
I think that this book is ok, it shows people how sometimes religion can have a big effect on and around people's lives and how they behave. 6.5/10 . . .
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Release by Mrs Mc
I read this book very quickly. The style of writing, for me, made it a page turner. I wasn't keen on the secondary plot that ran alongside the main . . .
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Rook by Mrs Mc
I enjoyed this book and it was great to be able to read it in an afternoon. There were some huge jumps in plot and character which grated somewhat, . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ammar
The book Beyond the Bright Sea is very interesting about the life of a girl named Crow. When she was few hours old, she was put out to sea with only a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Alistair
I really liked this book. A thoroughly gripping read that focuses on a 16 year old girl named Starr who has grown up surrounded by drugs, death and cr . . .
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After the Fire by Tom
I found this book was enjoyable as it was interesting and unique, offering a different kind of book than the others. I also thought that it was writte . . .
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After the Fire by Sam
At the start of this book, I was worried. It seemed that, well, it was to be a book solely revolving around flashbacks. I, speaking personally, have n . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Nathan
I think this book was a good look at judgement of people with leprosy or such like diseases. I like how you never learn much about Osh. I think the st . . .
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The Hate U Give by Nathan
I've really enjoyed this book and thought the plot idea with Kalil's early death is a controversial start. Altogether a great book . . .
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Saint Death by Nathan
I really liked this book and thought it was a good look at the Mexican drug wars from a first hand perspective. The plot line was amazing. . . .
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Release by Nathan
I did not read this book because of its content and read an alternative. . . .
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Rook by Nathan
I thought this book was too short to go anywhere with the plot and thought the ending was quite an anticlimax . . .
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After the Fire by Nathan
I did not like this book and thought the plot line was not very interesting. It had good characterisation though. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Nathan
I liked the book Wed Wabbit and think that it was extremely well written. I think there was a deeper meaning that I could not quite place. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Tom
I found that this book was enjoyable and interesting, but seemed a bit out of place with the other books. Although there were some meanings and storie . . .
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Release by Luke
On the whole a good book though it was made confusing by the parallel plot lines. As we've seen before with Patrick Ness a "subplot" in italics which . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ibrahim C
This was a wisp of fresh air in comparison to the dark topics of the other books. Though I still think it may have a deeper meaning and a possible ref . . .
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Saint Death by Edward
I enjoyed this book very much because of the way it captures the reader's imagination and I believe it ties in well with current political debates bet . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Tom
I found that I enjoyed this book, even though there was not much excitement, and that the story was based on a great idea and explained it in a way th . . .
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Rook by Tom
In my opinion, this was not a memorable book as was too short to make emotional attachments to the characters, not much really happened and it was too . . .
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The Hate U Give by Bram
The Hate U Give is a very melancholy book about segregation in America and the effects of it on young people. The story is formed around a young black . . .
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Rook by Ammar
Rook is about a young bird who gets attacked by another bird. He desperately tries to escape but he does not succeed. Just in time,Kenny and Nicky fin . . .
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Rook by Gabriel
I think that rook is a great book, it is short but has a lot of action and aventure. I like how it is easy to relate to and how it is portrayed in the . . .
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The Hate U Give by Tom
I thought that this was a great book on a real problem, and that it was focused on these issues, but able to keep the reader enjoying the book. In my . . .
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Saint Death by Ewan
Insanely well put together storyline with drugs, gangs, fighting and death all put together in one action-story masterpiece. I think that it could eas . . .
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Where the World Ends by Nathan
I really liked this book:inspirational, harsh, factual. I think there could have been more character descriptions if people like Mr Farris. . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ewan
Good, Gripping storyline for the most part however towards the end of the book it got really boring, also it didn't go into enough characterisation ov . . .
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Release by Ammar
Release is about a boy called Adam Thorn. His parents are religious Christians who disagree with certain actions. At the age of 15, Adam is tired of b . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Gabriel
I think that this is a good book because of the adventure and mystery of it, I didn't like that it went on for too long but overall it is a great book . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Nick
I really liked this book because the girl doesnít know anything about herself until she sees a fire at a nearby island. She puts the pieces of the jig . . .
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Saint Death by Tom
A well written book with an interesting plot that twisted and changed all the time, although I didnít like the third person point of view from which i . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs Mc
An explosive start to my 2018 Carnegie shadowing. A hard-hitting book that deals with racism and the Black Lives Matter movement in America. Against t . . .
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What is your FAVOURITE Carnegie book this year?

Saint Death
Where the World Ends
The Hate U Give
After the Fire
Rook
Beyond the Bright Sea
Wed Wabbit
A Greyhound of a Girl (replaced Release)
 
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.
 

 
 

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 London

 

 

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