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ABC International School
Binh Hung,
Group status: More Than This topped our poll ... closely followed by When Mr Dog Bites and Buffalo Soldier.

The Fiesta en la Biblioteca Reading Group (ABCIS HCMC Branch) - changing people's perceptions of reading ... and practising the Fleshtones Powerstance!!

The ABC International School Reading Group – a force for good, a force for righteousness, a force for promoting the wonders of reading and good books, and a force for enjoying cakes, biscuits and any other sweet accoutrements that dentists recommend you don’t eat. We are ambassadors of soul … self-styled heir-apparents to the mighty Fleshtones quest to bring pure New York rock ‘n’ roll to Vietnam’s masses … and more importantly we are fine purveyors of insightful, constructive, and only occasionally, scurrilous opinions on all things to do with teenage and young adult literature. And did I mention that we like sampling cake? This year we have been thoroughly enjoying the shortlist of books on offer … debates have been heated and passionate, and opinions have been forthright and honest … and that is just when arguing about the flavour of next week’s cake. Arguing about the books themselves has resulted in bloody war and mayhem … the library has been left in even more of a shambles than it usually is and the librarian looks equally shambolic too. No change there, then. All that’s left is to await the result and see who wins. We’re very excited … much the same anticipation, in fact, as listening to Green On Red for the first time.

Mr Jon ... on his bicycle ...

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Justin
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is a very unique story, discussing an alien, Sputnik's perception of Earth in a humourous and casual tone. In Sput . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Lee
My favourite book that I have read from the shortlist so far. The young female narrator reminded me of 'Scout' from 'To Kill a Mocking Bird'. She is a . . .
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Beck by Lee
Beck is a wonderful novel that explores themes of race, love and survival in a hostile world. The character of Beck is wonderfully developed. It is a . . .
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Beck by Lee
Beck is a wonderful novel that explores themes of race, love and survival in a hostile world. The character of Beck is wonderfully developed. It is a . . .
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Beck by Lee
Beck is a wonderful novel that explores themes of race, love and survival in a hostile world. The character of Beck is wonderfully developed. It is a . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Tracey
A very amusing book that gives us a different perspective as to what is great about the world around us. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Tracey
Four very different characters collide during World War II creating touching tales to be told. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Pranati
As sad as it is, this is the story of millions. I have only reached Chapter 10 and it is really heart warming to know that people in these circumstan . . .
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What is the most important feature in a good book?

Plot
9% (1 vote)

Characters
18% (2 votes)

All three of the above
45% (5 votes)

Any of the above as long as they are accompanied by cake and a cup of tea
27% (3 votes)

 
Title: Bog Child
Author: Siobhan Dowd
Winning Year: 2009

We love this book! Even my mum loved it ... which, in itself, makes it a resounding success and a worthy Carnegie winner!
 

 

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