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James Allen's Girls' School
London,
Group status: Our group will be meeting once a week to discuss our thoughts on the books



Our Year 8 group are reading the books! Watch this space for our reviews.

Where the World Ends by Hannah
I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was gripping, and the fact that it was based on a real story brought more meaning to the novel. It wasn't a . . .
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Rook by Hannah
I wasn't a fan of this book. I felt that the author wrote in a way which made Kenny seem stupid rather than disabled. I'm sure this wasn't the intenti . . .
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Saint Death by Mary
I thought this book didn't have much of a plot and also the problem could have easily been avoided if Arturo was less stupid. Also it opened in a very . . .
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Saint Death by Kathy
I personally didn't particularly like this book. even though it was an interesting theme, and story line, as we don't get to hear about Mexico or the . . .
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Rook by A.S
I thought the cover didn't resemble the book at all and gave the wrong impression of what the book was about. The book was quite short which didn't al . . .
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Where the World Ends by K and S
We feel like this book focused to much on the aspect of birds and killing, and that the author could have focused a bit more on their lifestyle. We fe . . .
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Saint Death by K and S
We feel that this book was just too bleak. The beginning was too dramatic and it set a very depressing tone for the whole book, which didn't fade due . . .
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Wed Wabbit by L.E.
I felt this book was for younger children. I thought the plot resembled a children's show, 'We can all do it if we work together!' I also felt that th . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Kathy
Wed Wabbit is a book about two children being sent to a world from a picture book after the girl's little sister has been hit by a car and is in hospi . . .
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Saint Death by R.E
I really did not like this book. I thought that it was boring, and similar to so many others. I felt like there was no originality. This book was too . . .
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Saint Death by LF
I really liked the way this was written. I felt like it gave us an insight of Mexican history. The characters were portrayed well and the setting vivi . . .
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Wed Wabbit by A.S
I thought this book was quite an easy read and very relaxing. However, I do think I would have enjoyed it even more if I was a bit younger. Also, I th . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Hannah
This book didn't engage me as much as some as some of the others, as I found it a little to young for my age group. However, it ws an original idea, a . . .
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Wed Wabbit by K and S
We think this book was a little too young for this age group, the childish and off-putting title and cover was very annoying and was one of the reason . . .
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Rook by K and S
We enjoyed this book, despite the fact that we think the story could have progressed in a sightly different way. The idea of the boy who has been fal . . .
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Rook by LF
I really liked this book!! I liked the way it was written and the story line. When I finished I wanted more because it was quite short and I would hav . . .
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Where the World Ends by R.E
Where the world ends was an very strange book, I loved elements of it and didn't like others. My general criticism and my main issue is that they spen . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by LF
I thought this book was well written although it had quite a common story line. I did like it though, and I would recommend it to other people. It was . . .
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Where the World Ends by LF
I thought this book was original, and written very well so it grabbed my attention. But I felt as if the plot was slightly unoriginal and as if I had . . .
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Wed Wabbit by R.E
I thought that this book was quite uninteresting. This book seemed to me to be repetitive and whilst, very original, also very simple. I thought that . . .
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Wed Wabbit by LF
I thought this was a good book, but quite easy. I felt a bit like it was meant to be read by slightly younger readers although I could see the subtler . . .
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Rook by A.G
I thought that this book was good. It was exciting and a fun read. My main criticism was that it was it was too short. I would have liked a longer boo . . .
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Which is you favourite book?

Wed Wabbit
Saint Death
Where the World Ends
Bright Sea
Rook
 
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

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