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We're currently recruiting readers from Years 7, 8 and 9 to join the Channing Shadowers. From next term, we will meet weekly in the library at 1pm on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Come and join us!

Ms Ramsden and Ms Beenstock

The Bone Sparrow by Emily
The Bone Sparrow, is a very involving and interesting book, it portrays the real desperation for freedom, that refugees in detention centres endure. I . . .
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Railhead by Ms Ramsden
Philip Reeve is a fantastic science fiction author whose other books include the 'Mortal Engines' series. In 'Railhead', Reeve imagines a future in wh . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Ms Beenstock
This book has an interesting structure: succinct two-page chapters, each taken by one of four main characters. It took me a while to be convinced that . . .
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Highgate School
The H.I.P.P.Os
Chapter 7
Which of these characters would you most like to meet in real life?

Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars
Daisy Wells from Murder Most Unladylike
Emma Bloom from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
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