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Woodroffe Book Surfers
Lyme Regis, Dorset
Group status: We' ve finished reading and reviewing! Check out our reviews below!




Wed Wabbit by Ellyn
I weally (sorry for the bad pun) enjoyed 'Wed Wabbit', despite thinking that it looked quite childish and aimed at a younger reader. The book featured . . .
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The Hate U Give by Carly
'The Hate U Give' mimicks some of the events happening in the real world in... well, America mainly. All of the racial-prejudiced-gun-violence (phew) . . .
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Where the World Ends by Libby
This book is about a group of boys and men who are abandoned on a rocky islands and are led to believe that the World has come to end and that they ar . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Sam
Wed Wabbit was a quick smooth read. The plot has elements of Peter Pan and the lost boys but is mainly original. the book look into issues such as lon . . .
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Rook by Honey and Bella
Rook is a really well written book and is a very comforting read. We really enjoyed reading it as it was very thrilling and draws the reader in. The m . . .
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After the Fire by May
After the Fire was an extremely well written book, combining suspense, well written characters and an engaging plotline. I loved the way the story was . . .
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The Hate U Give by Eve
I really enjoyed reading The Hate U Give as I feel that I can relate to Starr as I am mixed race and I feel that I can relate to the fact that she fee . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Megan
The front cover of 'Beyond the Bright Sea' seems misleading; the calligraphy and leaf motif in the sea did not initially appeal. However, the narrativ . . .
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Release by Megan
Having read Ness' 'Chaos Walking' series, I had high expectations of a narrative driven by realistic characterisation, apt social commentary and well- . . .
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Release by May
I really enjoyed Release, it explored lots of different themes and was written really well. The way the chapters switched between the queen and Adam w . . .
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Where the World Ends by Sid
Where the World Ends was an interesting read, that although it borrowed heavily from Lord of the flies, still managed to be entirely original with its . . .
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Saint Death by Carly
I believe that this book was more 'realistic' (even though I personally have never witnessed that level of extreme brutality) than some others I have . . .
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Release by Eleanor
Although I didn't dislike reading Release, I thought that it was fragmented and had a strange supernatural sub-plot that barely related to the main st . . .
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Release by Ellyn
I thoroughly enjoyed 'Release'. I liked how there wasn't some kind of extravagant plot. Instead, just a day in Adam's life where what could go wrong, . . .
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Rook by Robert
This book would be mildly interesting and amusing if it's narrative was unpredictable in the slightest. However, the plot points in Rook feel painfull . . .
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Saint Death by Eve
I really enjoyed reading Saint Death - it is very eye-opening as we don't know what really goes on at the Mexico-US border. In the media it is present . . .
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The Hate U Give by Dulcie
As soon as I entered Starr's world I could instantly see what she was like and who she was. It's beautifully written and the first sentence had me hoo . . .
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Saint Death by Bella
I thought that saint death was a very interesting concept. Marcus Sedgwick provides the reader with information as well as a story. The book is about . . .
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Saint Death by Honey
I thought that Saint Death was a really interesting book for a young reader and someone who has never even slightly experienced the casual violence th . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ben
I wasn't particularly expecting to enjoy this book - I think the title and the stylistics of the cover put me off a bit: they seemed to indicate a dar . . .
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Saint Death by Megan
Saint Death is a harrowing portrayal of life on the American/Mexican border. The reader follows Arturo as he navigates a maze of morals, cartels and l . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Sam
Beyond The Bright Sea was a quick start and a quick finish; I couldn't put it down! It is about a young girl named Crow who is interested in her past, . . .
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Release by Bella
Release is a beautifully written book and I was hooked throughout. The only thing was that personally I didn't find Patrick Ness's sub-plot that engag . . .
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After the Fire by Sid
After The Fire was an incredibly interesting read, harking back to novels such as 1984 with its incredible commentary on freedom of information, freed . . .
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Release by Honey
Release was a very cleverly written book where Ness uses a sub-plot to connect the character. It is based around Adam, whose family is very strongly C . . .
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Where the World Ends by Eleanor
I really enjoyed Where The World Ends because it was an exciting story of survival, and you never knew what was going to happen next. The boys don't w . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Robert
I found the narrative interesting but quite slow and I took a while to become hooked. I liked the elements of a mystery and the fact that the antagoni . . .
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The Hate U Give by Nicole
The Hate U Give was an inspirational and well written book. Although I may not personally relate with the characters in everyday situations of my life . . .
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Release by Molly
I enjoyed most of this book. It was a very well thought through plot line, but I didn't understand the sub-plot with the girl that was murdered. I tho . . .
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Rook by Ellyn
I thoroughly enjoyed Rook, because the narrative was one that I very much favour - first person, honest and chatty. This type of narrative really help . . .
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Wed Wabbit by May
I really enjoyed Wed Wabbit; it developed deep characters and relationships, even though it had a childish pretext. It also had more than one meaning . . .
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Where the World Ends by Dulcie
This book was alright. It was well written; however, I did feel like the storyline was a bit uneventful and I found the blurb was quite a misconceptio . . .
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Lyme Regis, Dorset
 
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Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are determined to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witch-queens fly through the frozen skies and a team of