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Group status: Have just started Shadowing with our Book Club

Sadly we have did not have a book club last year so we are very excited to be shadowing the Carnegie book award once again! We are only a small group, but that is fine, it is enthusiasm that counts NOT numbers :-) We meet during break on a Wednesday, prior to the shadowing we read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness followed by a trip to the cinema to see the film - tissues were needed by all! We wish everyone lots of fun as they read this years shortlist.

Wolf Hollow by Jacob
Wolf Hollow made me cry, and any book that can make me cry, is a good book. It makes you feel for every character, even the ones that seem to be antag . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Erin
Personally my favourite book so far has been the bone sparrow because of its tear jerking story line and beautiful description. It is such a beautiful . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Shelby
I was unable to find any interests in this book after finishing one chapter and the next one telling you about something completely different. As I wa . . .
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The Blackbirds
Magdalen College School - Junior School
Magdalen College School
Oxford St Greg's Group
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


Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff

Mal Peet
Mal Peet's first novel, Keeper, won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestle Children's Book Prize; Tamar won the Carnegie Medal; and Exposure was the winner of the Guardian Children .