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Impington Village College
Cambridge,
Group status: Now that we have the books and the luxury of 17 whole days away from school, the group's reviews should start to roll in. Even at this early stage, differences of opinion are evident. Just wait until we reach the REALLY controversial books...



Mrs Gage

Where the World Ends by ZoŽ
This book had a promising start, it begins with a group of boys and men sailing across stormy seas to go fowling on a nearby collection of stacs. They . . .
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Release by Luisa Ediger
I quite liked the main story however the second story was confusing and didnít link to the main story until the very end. In my opinion I felt the sid . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Luisa
I quite like the book as it teaches you important lessons in a fun way. It engaged me from the very beginning as you always want to know that everythi . . .
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Where the World Ends by Isabel
Where the world ends is a great book, at some points it was difficult to understand, but I believe this is because it is not the style of book I usual . . .
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Rook by Isabel
This book was amazing, it was sad and yet had a happy ending, it shows that life is not always easy, and that there may be many challenges to overcome . . .
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After the Fire by Olivia
I found After the Fire to be a challenging read as a result of some of the disturbing content but with a message of hope weaving throughout, I did fin . . .
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Release by Olivia
A long time fan of Patrick Ness, I devoured this book in an afternoon and really enjoyed it. Ness creates complex and vivid characters without being p . . .
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After the Fire by Lucy
My thoughts on after the fire are: It is a very large book, so only read this if you are an advanced book worm. At the beginning it is quite slow, bu . . .
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After the Fire by Katie
Amazing. I loved Moonshine and how real she seemed. She was smart and caring and a perfect main character. The pace was good. The villain was evil in . . .
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After the Fire by Abby
This book was amazing! I really enjoyed finding out about Moonbeam's world as a puzzle that you kept getting new pieces for. However, there was a lot . . .
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Rook by Abby
I really enjoyed this book! The characters seemed so real and it seemed like I could see it all happening. However, I noticed that there was a lot of . . .
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Where the World Ends by Luisa Ediger
To be honest I thought the book was ok, average as there were no big plot twists and it didnít really engage me. Not a lot happened and most details s . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lucy
My thoughts on the book "Beyond the bright sea" are: I really liked this book, it plays with your emotions. It is very clever in the way that the sma . . .
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Rook by Ayesha
This book has taken me through a world of someone else: through their troubles of being bullied, family issues and their excitement of saving new anim . . .
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After the Fire by Kirsty
I loved this book. After the Fire isn't something that I would typically pick off the shelves; after reading its blurb about a week before its nomi . . .
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Is it time that the Carnegie Medal was awarded to two different categories of books, one for children up to the age of 12 and one for 13-18 year olds?

No.
Yes.
There should be a debate about how to proceed.
 
Title: The Bunker Diary
Author: Kevin Brooks
Winning Year: 2014

This may have been one of the most controversial books to win the Carnegie since 'Junk' but it can be relied upon to grab the attention of even the most unenthusiastic of readers.
 

 
 

Anthony McGowan
Some of us have loved Anthony McGowan's writing ever since 'Henry Tumour' and reading on Facebook about the bizarre incidents in his daily life. It is fantastic that he has been shortlisted for the Carnegie, even if it is for a book that does not convey