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Carnegie and Cake
Leicester,
Group status: We're meeting every Friday lunchtime to discuss all the shortlisted books and eat lots of cake and biscuits!

Our 2018 Carnegie group!

This is the 7th year Ratcliffe College has shadowed the Carnegie Medal award and once again we have an enthusiastic group of Year 9 students who are avidly reading their way through all the books on the shortlist. Our meetings have been very lively, with all the students keen to share their opinions on the books, and we anticipate a lot of heated debate when it comes to choosing our winner! For the 4th year, we will be joining students from Moat Community College in Leicester for a couple of meetings to share our opinions on the books, and we are delighted that students from Beaumont Leys School will also be joining us for the 1st time this year..

Harry

After the Fire by Ellie
A thrilling and gripping novel from start to finish. Moonbeam's character was completely realistic for a 17 year old girl, and I was hooked by the sho . . .
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Rook by Rach
A short but concise book, with a well-thought out plot except for the whole 'Rook' part. With the opening chapter focussing on the rook, but then only . . .
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After the Fire by Marbob
A phenomenal masterpiece! I was hooked in by this book from the start and absolutely loved its unique perspective. The way in which the book cut from . . .
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Rook by Liv
I absolutely hated this book as I felt it had no plot and it was difficult to get to get into. Furthermore I felt that the Rook had no real relevance . . .
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The Hate U Give by Beth
This was a brilliant and well written book that I couldn't put down! It was totally captivating and gave such a different perspective. I have never re . . .
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The Hate U Give by Brooke
This is probably the most gripping and the best book I have ever read. I couldn't stop reading it and it only took me half a day so i read it three ti . . .
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Rook by Emily
Although I enjoyed this book, I don't feel like there was much of a plot, and it was a very easy read with a very predictable ending. I think it was p . . .
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The Hate U Give by Jess
The Hate U Give is definitely the best book that I have read so far! The story line was so realistic and it reflected the events that are seen in mode . . .
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Rook by Emily
Although I enjoyed this book, I don't feel like there was much of a plot, and it was a very easy read with a very predictable ending. I think it was p . . .
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Saint Death by Brooke
I hated this book from the start. It didn't agree with me and I really didn't like it. I finished it but it didn't make me want to read it, I didn't g . . .
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After the Fire by Dan
Absolutely amazing!I loved it and liked the way the chapters were set out and the storyline. :) . . .
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After the Fire by Brooke
This is an amazing book, I love the way it is written and how it relates to the world. The context is amazing and it was so gripping, I cried at the e . . .
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After the Fire by illy
i really enjoyed After the Fire. I particularly liked the way it switched from Before and After and thought it was a very good book. . . .
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Loughborough Chatterbooks Group
Loughborough,
City Readers
Leicester,
Lads! Lads! Lads!
Loughborough,
Wreake Valley Community College
Leicester,
Which is your favourite front cover from the books on this year's shortlist?

Release
After The Fire
The Hate U Give
Saint Death
Where The World Ends
We d Wabbit
Beyond The Bright Sea
Rook
 
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju
 

 
 

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 . . .