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Impington Village College
Cambridge,
Group status: Now that we are fully up and running, the debates about the books are getting slightly more intense. It is lovely to listen to our students justifying their love or ( more often) their dislike of each book especially when they change other people's minds



Mrs Gage

Where the World Ends by Chloe
Where The World Ends is an intriguing story that I am surprised to have enjoyed. Despite it starting off in a peculiar way as I feel there was no real . . .
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After the Fire by Isabel
After the fire was a moving and cleverly structured read. It had a lot of suspense and opened a window for me, as I never knew of the stuff that happe . . .
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After the Fire by Chloe
I enjoyed reading After the fire, yet not quite as much as I was expecting to, partly because there was a lot of repetition in it and some parts of it . . .
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Saint Death by Lucy
I found this book like a waste. It had a great story, but it wasn't carried well. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lucy
BEST OUT OF ALL OF THE CARNEGIE BOOKS, this book was my personal favourite. It was sad and comedic, yet still serious. Every second I was hooked. You . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lucy
I did not enjoy this book. To be perfectly honest, I skipped most of it. It had too much of an uneventful build up . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ayesha
Wed Wabbit was a book full of laughter and fun but also had a strong message to say too. An easy read, meant that I could focus on the stronger meanin . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Isabel
Beyond the bright sea was a moving and interesting story,which shows that some people live a very different life due to suspicion, like Crow. She is a . . .
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Release by Kirsty
Release was quite a good book, and I enjoyed reading it, but didn't find it particularly gripping and felt like it didn't have much of a sense of dire . . .
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Rook by Chloe
Rook is a well written book that is all about a bird otherwise left to die who was rescued by brothers Kenny, a boy with learning difficulties, and Ni . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Chloe
Wed Wabbit is an exciting story where Fidge and her (annoying) cousin Graham are transported to the land of Wimbley Woos. Their task is to stop the ev . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Chloe
Beyond the Bright Sea is a brilliant story full of adventure and vivid description. It is a moving story of courage and bravery as a young girl seekin . . .
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After the Fire by Ayesha
After the fire is a really well written book full of cliff-hangers, unpredictable plots, unexpected deaths and strong descriptions on character's feel . . .
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Wed Wabbit by ZoŽ
Wed Wabbit is based on a girl named Fidge and her younger sister Minnie who is engrossed in the the world of Wimbly Woos, the characters in her favour . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Abby
I really enjoyed this book! The plot twists and adventure made it very entrancing and page turning. I found it a bit slow to start and finish, but ove . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ayesha
I found Where the world ends, a very challenging read because of its long descriptions about the same thing and different names mentioned at different . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Isabel
Wed Wabbit, is a fascinating book, that looks a bit childish, but when you read it it is actually very good, and has lots of interesting adventures. W . . .
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Wed Wabbit by William Clare
Wed Wabbit is a fun and very entertaining chlidren's book (it is also a laugh for any age). I like the ideas behind the story like someone getting tra . . .
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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 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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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 did not really engage me. Not a lot happened and most details . . .
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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