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Desborough College
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Group status: Watched the award ceremony today and we are really pleased that the winner was our favourite too.

Carnegie Shadowers 2015

We are a group of Year 7-9 students from Desborough College shadowing the Carnegie Medal. We are looking forward to reading this selection of books both for pleasure and discussion. Please read our reviews and see if you agree with our thoughts!

Mrs A Hallissey

Salt to the Sea by Max
I had never read a WW2 book before I read 'Salt to the Sea' and was unaware what to expect, however this book was an amazing introduction to the genre . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Nathaniel
The start was slow but gave a good introduction to the main characters. I liked the way that chapter-to-chapter the character changed. the ending was . . .
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Railhead by Nathaniel
I thought the book was slow to kick off but after that I really liked it. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Nathaniel
I liked the way the story was a bit make-believe but it went on slightly random tangents that weren't really related to the storyline. . . .
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Railhead by Nicolás Crossa
I think Railhead is a very good book, it tells the life of Zen Starling, a petty thief in a futuristic world in wich a network of trains is what rules . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ethan
Sputniks guide to life on earth was a very good book. Most reviews state that it is humorous but I disagree with this. Some bits may be partially funn . . .
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Salt to the Sea by kritpac
I think this book is one of the best books I have ever read. It is very heart-warming and emotional. The fact that it is based on a true story makes i . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Ethan
The book The smell of other peoples houses was very detailed and specific on what was going on. However the book was very hard to understand as there . . .
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White Waltham
Claires Court, Senior Girls
Maidenhead, Berkshire
white Waltham school
Which book have you enjoyed the most so far?

Fire colour one
There will be lies
Five children on the Western front
The lie tree
Lies we tell ourselves
The rest of us just live here
The ghosts of Heaven
Title: Skellig
Author: David Almond
Winning Year: 1998

Michael's baby sister is ill. Her condition becomes life-threatening and the family faces the nightmare of an operation to save her life. Michael turns to his new friend Mina and the strange being, Skellig, who has been living beneath the crumbling garag


William Grill

A graduate of the University of Falmouth, William Grill is an exciting young talent with a slew of prizes under his belt, including being the youngest Kate Greenaway Medal winner since 1960.

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