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Chobham Academy Book Group
40 Cheering lane, London
Group status: We are all busily reading the 2017 Shortlist. Another year of incredible reads.

Our readers clutching their Carnegie books

Our group is from Eagle House School in Sandhurst Berkshire. We are all 12 and 13 year olds and we like a variety of authors.

Beck by Yash
Beck is a gripping and brilliantly told story about a young black boy who makes his way from Liverpool to Canada and someone who experiences almost ev . . .
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Beck by Chloe
Beck did a really good job of showing the heartbreaking story of Beck through his childhood and early adulthood. It brings light to racism in those da . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Chloe
Salt to the Sea was really moving and eye-opening. It contained humour as well as misery and was very gripping. It brings light to a really tragic eve . . .
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Railhead by Hamish
Railhead is a really gripping book with a new and unusual story line. From the first page it drew me right in and did not allow me to put it down.The . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Chloe
The Smell of Other People's Houses was very interesting to read as it showed multiple sided of a story which eventually became one. Some of the issues . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Chloe
Wolf Hollow was a great page turner. The adventure within the novel began quite early and put everything into perspective. Wolf Hollow also involved t . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Chloe
The Bone Sparrow was a very eye-opening book revealing the true life of a refugee. I enjoyed this book greatly as there was a lot of emotion, but also . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Laura
I really enjoyed reading The Smell Of Other People's Houses as I like getting a view from lots of different people so I could see how their perspectiv . . .
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Who is going to win the Carnegie Medal in 2017?

The Smell of Other People's Houses
23% (3 votes)

Beck
38% (5 votes)

Railhead
8% (1 vote)

Salt to the Sea
31% (4 votes)

   
 
Title: The Haunting
Author: Margaret Mahy
Winning Year: 1982

The family of Barney's dead mother are aware that there is something special about this particular boy. As he resigns himself to being haunted again, his sister and brother set out to discover the reason behind his supernatural attraction. This is an ext
 

 
 

Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he wrote his first story at the tender age of five about a spaceman called Spike and his dog Spook. He is a talented illustrator and writer, and he has illustrated several titles in the Horri . .